Delighted to let you know that you will be able to watch Brackleys very own Sea Cadets doing a display in the Main Arena at 15:00
Whether at sea or on land, the Sea Cadets offers young people across the UK amazing opportunities for personal development – by learning new skills and working in teams – we offer an environment where young people find new confidence and inspiration.
Established in 1856 the Sea Cadets was created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the unit building.
Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing – supported by 9,000 volunteers.
Our biggest supporter is the Royal Navy, plus we receive corporate support from the commercial Maritime sector.
Our aim is to inspire young people through nautical adventure and challenge to help give them a head start in life.
We’re a national youth charity offering 14,000, 10 to 18 year olds life-changing nautical adventure based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. On offer are qualifications from BTEC to RYA accredited courses, which help build skills and confidence and lay foundations for future success in whatever career they choose.
We are supported by 9,000 volunteers who make a huge community investment, committing on average 803,400 hours a year, or the equivalent of £11,722,100*.
*calculated on minimum wage of £6.50 21yrs plus
– 90% said being a cadet offered ‘direction & guidance’
– 90% mentioned the importance of team working and leadership
– Over 90% registered higher self-esteem
– Over 50% felt their cadet experience would help them with college & university applications*
In schools teachers reported that young people engaged in cadet activity were:
– More organised
– Had better communication and thinking skills
– Have higher attendance
* survey by the Universities of Portsmouth and Southampton in 2010: The societal impact of cadet forces in community based units
To find out more about Brackley Sea Cadets click here https://www.facebook.com/BrackleySeaCadets