Combined Cadet Force
Combined Cadet Force (CCF Army Contingent)
St George's CCF is run jointly with Merchiston Castle School CCF: training is organised and run by members of staff from both schools. Cadet NCOs (Non Commissioned Officers) are pupils in the upper years of the school who take on leadership roles, assisting in the instruction of all aspects of the CCF to the younger cadets.
Much of the training that is provided within the CCF also meets the requirements of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. We have also introduced the Cadet Vocational Qualifications Organisation (CVQO), in which girls, with some extra work, can gain a BTEC level 2 diploma in either Music or Public Service.
The Annual Summer Camp is the culmination of the cadets' training year and is an outstanding opportunity for cadets to participate in a wide range of activities and develop lifelong skills including team building, self-confidence and leadership. Cadets take part in military activities including map and compass, shooting, patrolling, drill, living in the field and survival. They also participate in adventure training activities including coasteering, caving, mountain biking, mountain boarding and coastal walks.