Friday, 13 January 2012
Pupils On Parade: Military-Style Cadet Forces To Be Introduced In All Secondary Schools
Military-style cadet forces are to be introduced in every secondary school in Britain, it emerged today.
Education Secretary Michael Gove believes the Combined Cadet Force could bring a major improvement in standards of classroom discipline.
Today more than 200 independent schools, but only around 60 state, have CCF units, according to the Ministry of Defence, which sponsors the organisation.
Teenagers, aged 13 to 18, learn drill and are trained to fire weapons.
Among its famous former members is Prince Harry, who was the most senior cadet in Eton's 140-strong volunteer force.
Mr Gove told the Sunday Express that the CCF would 'build patriotism' in the country’s troubled youngsters, giving them skills to succeed later in life.
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