On Monday 12 March, George, a former pupil of Woodbridge School, came to The Abbey to give a talk to Year 6 about the CCF. CCF stands for Combined Cadet Force. It has different sections: the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force.
The CCF teaches you lots of exciting skills; about being responsible, leadership and self-confidence by doing adventurous activities and teaches you how to speak in public. He talked about the importance of being part of a team, to look out for each other and to help one another.
You can join CCF in Year 9. Every month you get to do something amazing like fly a plane from a RAF Base, which would be extremely fun. Year 13 is the highest rank and you become a leader and have a lot of responsibility, such as attending meetings with teachers to plan activities for CCF.
He talked about The Duke of Edinburgh Awards. For the Bronze Award there are local activities and camps, the Silver Award camping in the Lake District and for the Gold Award he went to Morocco to climb the Atlas Mountains. Which sounds amazing!