School Expansion Programme Case Studies

“I’m much more organised, thanks to Cadets”

A Cadet from Heanor Gate Science College in Derbyshire has described how she has embraced being a part of her school’s new Combined Cadet Force (CCF) programme.

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“A year on from joining Cadets I’m a more confident person”

Heanor Gate Science College in Derbyshire launched its RAF themed Combined Cadet Force (CCF) in September 2013 as part of the government’s Cadet Expansion Programme that aimed to create 100 Cadet Units in state-funded schools by 2015.

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“My school work has benefitted from my time in the CCF”

A Cadet from Heanor Gate Science College in Derbyshire has described what he has gained from joining his school’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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“Doing aerobatics was brilliant”

A Derbyshire student has spent a part of her summer holiday learning to fly and doing aerobatics, thanks to her schools Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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“Going flying was one of the best experiences of my life.”

A Cadet from Derbyshire has described having the opportunity to fly as one of the best experiences of his life so far.

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“I’ve never been in the air before today.”

Visiting Downing Street and flying for the first time would be memorable occasions for anyone, but both of these activities happened in the space of a month for a Cadet from Derbyshire.

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“Joining Cadets Sounded Like a Great Opportunity”

A student from Heanor has taken time out to reflect on joining the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and how this has had a positive effect on her school work and personal life.

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Learning to fly at Heanor Gate Science College

A pupil from Heanor Gate Science College in Derbyshire has had the opportunity to learn to fly, thanks to his school’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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