Each year during the summer holidays, the Combined Cadet Force Commanding Officer at Ellesmere College sends one Year 12 pupil to spend a week with the Army in Frimley, Surrey on a leadership course.
This year, Beth Clewlow was nominated to represent the School and joined 120 other cadets from around the country. After an action-packed week which included a three-day expedition, early morning personal training sessions, a variety of leadership challenges and the delivery of a presentation, Beth finished the course being one of the two cadets who were graded 'excellent' in all categories.
Beth, who has been at Ellesmere College since she was 9 years old, and joined the Army section of the School's Combined Cadet Force in Year 9 is now in her final year, studying for A-levels in Biology, Sociology and PE. She commented, 'Although the course was surprisingly competitive, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working under the guidance of the Army instructors and meeting other cadets from around the country.'
Graham Hutchinson, Officer in Command, added, 'Beth certainly excelled herself on the Army's Leadership course and the training she received will be invaluable as Beth starts her final year at School and takes up her new roles as a College Prefect, Head of Talbot House and the senior NCO in the Ellesmere College Army Cadets Section.'
28th September 2007 Back to News