Combined Cadet Force
Our CCF dates back to 1892, making it one of the oldest Combined Cadet Forces in the country with very close links to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers which is fitting owing to the town of Bury being the home town to the Lancashire Fusiliers.
Through military-themed activities, members of the CCF learn leadership skills, how to handle responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and discipline. Training is exciting and challenging, it places great emphasis on self-reliance and responsibility. It is safe, but above all fun! Senior cadets are also encouraged to motivate and train more junior members, giving them a chance to develop their leadership skills and gain promotion.
''CCF provides many opportunities within the school; it has enabled me to develop skills and work in a team. Along with Friday afternoon training sessions, activities such as Field Days, Overnight Exercises and the Annual Summer Camp in North Yorkshire, this gives cadets a broad and in depth experience, enriching school life. Unique opportunities give senior cadets leadership and communication skills, as they train and command the younger Cadets. Personally, I have found that CCF has allowed me to think on my feet in a high pressure environment, as well as help other people from across the school to develop and grow. ''
Member of the BGS Combined Cadet Force