Royal Marines Cadets


Pyrland school is privileged to be able to host its own detachment of Royal Marines cadets, a satellite detachment from TS Roebuck which is a part of the Sea Cadets family. Royal Marines Cadets enjoy all the exciting activities on water that Sea Cadets do, as well as branching off into serious adventure training too. Specialising in orienteering, field craft and weapons handling is what makes Royal Marines Cadets unique. Students can join from the from the end of year 8 providing they are 13 years old.

While you’re doing this…

Orienteering across Dartmoor, travelling abroad, rock-climbing, rowing, ceremonial drill and parading with a band, first aid, engineering, even weather-forecasting and power-boating….  and getting badges to prove it, perhaps taking part in national competitions…

…You’ll get all this

You’ll become confident in new situations. Feel more in charge of yourself and know how to make a good impression.

You’ll find you want to listen to others with more experience in life than you because you’ll quickly see how it gets you to where you want to go.

In turn, you’ll learn how to support people who are less experienced than you, which you can use to captain a sports team and stand out in interviews.

And think how it would feel to be able to walk into a room and feel at ease speaking with anyone!

You’ll gain positive habits and thinking that will last a lifetime.

‘I don’t give up’ will become just how you think!

And skills and qualifications

You’ll get all the support you need to show what you’re made of, whether or not you shine at school.

At school

Most cadets find that what they learn at cadets makes it easier to listen and focus at school, and be organised. This can make keeping up with schoolwork less stressful, and gives you more time for other things.

Standing up in front of other people to give a presentation will usually become less scary too. You might even come to enjoy it! And you won’t be afraid of putting your hand up in class and joining in.

Pyrland Royal Marines cadets

Keep up with all the different things that the cadets have been doing over the last couple of months by looking at the images below.
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Cadets at HMS Raleigh for drill training
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The cadets went to Dunkirk Memorial House to entertain the residents with some carol singing.

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The Royal Marines cadets from Pyrland school met up with the rest of the Royal Marines cadets from TS Roebuck to pay respects on Remembrance day at the war memorial in Vivary park.

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At the end of November members of the Pyrland School joined up with some other cadets from across Somerset and Dorset district to take part in the 5 a side football competition. Our junior girls won their competition progressing to compete against cadets from the rest of South west area on the 3rd of February