Tough test for Sedgemoor cadets

Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

Cadet Shannon Came receives her BTEC certificate from adult instructor Major Trunks at Cannington Platoon.

First published in News

FOUR army cadets from Sedgemoor have undertaken a week of tough challenges at Somerset’s Yoxter camp.

Sgt Shannon Came, 16, and Sgt Ben Squires, 17, both of Cannington, alongside Cpl Kelly Kirby, 18, and Cpl Rachel Butt, 18, of Bridgwater, took part in the challenges.

The week-long Senior Cadet Instructor Cadre was delivered by soldiers from 43 Wessex Brigade whose job it was to inspire senior cadets from across the region to pass on their knowledge to younger cadets.

Shannon, who has just picked up her BTEC distinction diploma in Public Services through Somerset ACF, said: “My week at SCIC was both eventful and enjoyable.

“I managed to pass my first lesson and my assessor said I was enthusiastic and well planned which was a real bonus.

“At the end of the week I was told I made the top three; I am really proud of myself.”

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