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YOU London at Alleyn’s

Alleyn’s partnered YOU London on 5-6th November 2022 with an event designed to inspire leadership in young people between 15 and 18, encouraging them to “be all they can be”.

YOU London at Alleyn’s

21 November 2022

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The leadership development weekend saw 11 uniformed youth groups and a number of high ranking VIPs, flock to Alleyn’s School for two days of inspiring speakers, practical challenges and theoretical discussion, organised by the CCF.

Military, industry, and service guest speakers, included Lib Peck, Director of the Mayor of London’s newly established Violence Reduction Unit, the Lord Lieutenant of London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Endurance athlete Major (Retd) Sally Orange and Chris Grant, Chair of both the British Basketball Federation and English Football’s Integrated Coaching Board.

The challenges, run by the Met Police, Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance, Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Alleyn’s CCF and Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land, included the execution of a search warrant, hose work and engine drills, first aid triage, a gun run, collaborative flight simulation, STEM based command tasks, virtual reality battle drills, and RC Challenger 2 tank assault course.

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“It was an absolute pleasure to host the enthusiastic and able young people of the Greater London uniformed community. I believe the opportunities to offer hands-on leadership experience, coupled with inspirational talks, is vital to inspire and upskill the next generation. I am extremely proud of the staff, cadets and the wider Alleyn’s team for making the weekend possible. I hope that some of the outstanding learning experiences, alongside a true sense of community cohesion, will resonate far beyond those who participated

Major Benest, Alleyn’s CCF Contingent Commander
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Cadets gain their first experience on the LFB hose

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Cadets learn how to execute Police search warrant