NEWS

MAY 2ND 2019

Daria is flying high in the Cadets

Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight 2

Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight

A student from Newark has recently taken part in her first experience flight and has explained the positive impact Cadets is having on her after starting at a new school in a new country.

Cadet Daria Murariu, aged 15, is a student at the Magnus Academy in Newark and also goes to the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) based there, she joined the Cadets five months ago, has already had her first air experience flight and believes she is learning a lot from the Cadets.

Daria explained: “I have gained a lot of skills, such as discipline, confidence and resilience. I think flying has been my favourite experience so far even though I was really nervous before the activity.

Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight

Daria and the pilot during her Air Experience Flight

“Once I was out and the pilot was next to me I looked up at the perfectly clear sky and I felt as calm as ever. The view was completely incredible and I was amazed by everything, I didn’t know where to look. After I felt more confident than ever.”

As well as having a great first flight experience Daria has also learnt some incredible new skills through the CCF.

Daria said: “The CCF can be very challenging but it can also be really rewarding. Every time I take part in any activity I enjoy being with the other students and I learn wonderful things.

“I was inspired to join because of the opportunities available and I am sure they will help me when I have a career. I aspire to be a police officer so I think a lot of the experiences will be really useful for me.”

Mrs Michelle Bradshaw is the Section Commander Designate at Magnus Academy CCF, she added: “I’m very pleased for Daria because this is a fantastic experience that you can only really get in the Cadets.

“She tries really hard and the Cadets is an important aspect of school for her, she’s learning lots of new skills and the confidence Cadets is giving her is really inspiring.”

Daria School Uniform

Daria School Uniform

The CCF provide a wide range of opportunities to children which aim to provide them with skills that will be beneficial for life.

Lieutenant Colonel Ray Ogg, is Contingent Commander at the King’s School in Grantham which is currently responsible for supervising and supporting the CCF at Magnus Academy, he explained: “The CCF offers pupils the chance to develop powers of leadership, responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance through military themed activities. I believe that the acquisition of these personal attributes will remain of value throughout the Cadets’ lives in whatever they choose to do.”

Magnus Academy CCF is part of the Cadet Expansion Programme which is a Government initiative to try and increase the number of Cadet Units in state schools.

New CCF units enter a period of supervision under a more established contingent, Magnus Academy will become independent in September this year.

“The CCF can be very challenging but it can also be really rewarding. Every time I take part in any activity I enjoy being with the other students and I learn wonderful things."