Year 10 recruits to the Army section participated in a circuit of seven activities: air rifle shooting, archery, a drill session with one of their newly appointed NCOs, a teamwork challenge (using metal detectors to clear a safe route through a mock minefield), an introduction to platoon harbours, an introduction to the observation skills required for good fieldcraft, and a familiarisation lesson on the rank structure used within the cadet movement.
Also taking part was the Sixth Form section of new Lower Sixth who have chosen the Army Section as their service option for the year. Three of the activities were led by Upper Sixth NCOs, the others by adult officers. For each activity, the eight sections were assessed and scores awarded. Results were announced, and prizes given by the contingent commander, at a presentations parade at the school’s next training afternoon.