Giggleswick cadet on Air Cadet Leadership Course

This year, Rebecca Witt, a sixth form pupil at Giggleswick School and member of the CCF(RAF) there, earned a place on the prestigious Air Cadet Leadership Course (ACLC).  

Rebecca spent a week of her summer holiday at RAF College Cranwell taking part in physical training, drill exercises, inspections, and leadership theory. Rebecca, who was made Flight Leader for part of the week, also had to take part in a 13 mile map-reading exercise and a number of command tasks to practice and refine her briefing and leadership abilities. 

Each flight spent three days camping outside creating their own sleeping shelter and living off ration packs. The intensive week ended with a graduation parade.

Rebecca said "Overall it was a really worthwhile experience even though it was exhausting. It allowed me to make some amazing new friends from all over the country who I will never forget, especially after sharing such an intense experience with them. From this course I learned that it is important to be confident in your own abilities as well as those around you in order to lead well."

Rebecca’s group won ‘Best Flight’ for earning the most points for room inspections, individual achievements and inter-flight competitions. Mark Turnbull, Giggleswick School headmaster, said of Rebecca’s achievements.

"This is a great example of the opportunities activities like Combined Cadet Force can bring and Rebecca should be extremely proud of herself. All pupils should be encouraged to invest time in their hobbies, interests and passions outside of the classroom to inspire their learning and Rebecca has certainly done that this summer!"