Exam success for six teenage sea cadets

Back row (l to r): Kyle Wilson, Adam Clark, Brodie Freeman-Harrison. Front row (l to r): Taliarose Whitelock, Thomas Fairhurst, Emily Burston.
Back row (l to r): Kyle Wilson, Adam Clark, Brodie Freeman-Harrison. Front row (l to r): Taliarose Whitelock, Thomas Fairhurst, Emily Burston.

Six sea cadets are celebrating exam success, with two achieving the most prestigious cadet rank.

Sixteen-year-old Emily Burston and Adam Clark from Whitley Bay Sea Cadets successfully qualified as Petty Officer Cadets – the top rank.

Elsewhere, Brodie Freeman-Harrison, Kyle Wilson and Tailiarose Whitelock, all 15, have progressed from Able Cadets to Leading Cadets.

North Shields Sea Cadet Thomas Fairhurst, 15, completed his peer educator course, as he looks to become a leading cadet.

All six will be able to put their new found practical and vocational skills to the test in an array of activities in nautical training on Britain’s waterways and at sea, during the variety of land based adventures, and in local and national competitions.

District officer Lt Cmdr Alfie Simpson MBE RNR said: “The assessments and exams are an important part of a cadets career, and enables them to achieve both in and outside of the sea cadets by developing their skills and attributes.

“This is yet another great example of how the sea cadets can benefit young people and make the difference to their future academic aspirations and employment prospects.”

“We strive to give young people from our region a head start in life through nautical adventure and fun, regardless of their career choices and we wish them every success in the future.”

Sea Cadets enjoy sailing, rowing, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, first aid, navigation, cooking, adventure training, windsurfing, power boating, meteorology, expeditions, diving, summer camp, regional and national competitions and so much more.

Most of their qualifications are accredited by the leading UK bodies so cadets keep them for life, and they can also apply for the opportunity to travel to all over the world as part of their International Exchange programme.

Whitley Bay and North Shields Sea Cadets are currently recruiting young people from our region aged from ten to 18 to join them for nautical adventure and fun. For more information visit www.sea-cadets.org