They were taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Cardiff Bay when they were tasked with building a tower as part of an engineering challenge.
Cadets take on STEM challenge
Cadets from the Combined Cadet Force joined with Army Cadet Force youngsters to take on a special challenge.
“It was a timed task as well, which gave us a bit of urgency and got the team working together better, which is great for our collaboration skills,” said Cadet Company Sergeant Major Jack Green. “It was good for me because I’m looking for a career in a STEM subject.”
The Wales-wide group of teenagers included representatives from Fitzalan High School Combined Cadet Force (CCF) who were among the 50 cadets putting their practical skills to the test.
Earlier in the day, cadets attended the gun salute to mark the 65th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronation and, later on, the Military Festival of Music.
The Volvo Ocean Race started in 1973 and provided sailing teams with the ultimate test. The 2017/18 edition will take participants 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans and touching six continents.