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christywhisty Mon 22-Sep-08 20:17:22

Anyones dc in air cadets and is 2 nights a week too much?

igivein Tue 23-Sep-08 15:55:47

I've been an instructor in the air cadets for 15 years. It's a brilliant opportunity for your dc to broaden their horizons. they'll get to do loads of adventure training, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, flying etc. I never cease to be amazed how the kids join as timid little mice and blossom into confident, well rounded young people. An added benefit is that no type of criminal behaviour is tolerated - so no drugs etc.

christywhisty Tue 23-Sep-08 16:47:04

At the moment he does lifesaving on Monday and Scouts on Friday.
The air cadets came into school yesterday as they use the school site and gave a presentation in assembly.
They will also be doing a science enrichment day in October where they will give out more details.Ds excels at science so I know he should enjoy that.

I spoke to someone last night and it seems they do a Blues night on Monday and a Camoflauge/greens night Wednesday.
On Monday he will have just 15 minutes to get changed from swimming and get 5 miles down the road. Also won't get home until after 10.

Although the lady we spoke seemed to think it would be okay to do just one night,how would that affect him?

roisin Tue 23-Sep-08 20:15:23

They are very well regarded. Round here I think they do three nights a week, and also often have all-day commitments at weekends - Saturdays and Sundays, Parades, Flying experience, etc.

Round here it's well regarded as a good thing for children to get into to keep them busy and out of mischief!

Also, it is a top recruiting ground for Officer Training in the RAF, so do think carefully whether that is an option you would like to encourage.

ruddynorah Tue 23-Sep-08 20:18:48

i loved it. i did swimming 3 times a week as well.

Emarri Sun 12-May-13 19:26:16

DD1 does air cadets and loves it. It looks good in your CV and provides loads of oppurtunities.

lljkk Wed 15-May-13 17:34:40

Argh, I am so keen to get DS to try AC but he won't do it until he sees what his friends decide. hmm One of the pains of being relatively oldest on the year with relatively youngest-in-yr friends.

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