Combined Cadet Force

Laurelhill Community College CCF

The aim of the CCF is to ‘provide a disciplined organization in a school so that pupils may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance’

Throughout their time in the CCF our Cadets will get the opportunity to try a wide range of military themed activities, all aimed at developing their self-confidence, leadership, respect for others, integrity, loyalty and commitment.

As a youth organisation, the CCF strive to give Cadets a fun, enjoyable experience in a totally safe environment.

For most cadets though the most enjoyable part of training is when the contingent goes away to Ballykinler at the weekend to put all their newfound skills into practice, either shooting on the ranges, or spending a night out on ‘exercise’.

The highlight of the year is our annual camp, 7 days at the end of the school year, usually at a camp in England where the Cadets will take part in a range of activities alongside other schools from across the UK


  • TUESDAY3-5pm

In this time the cadets will conduct a variety of lessons, from learning camp craft skills, cooking in the field, weapon handling, shooting, map reading, first aid and of course some drill. 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Laurelhill Community College

DofE can be obtained through Cadets. The award aims to improve the personal development and employability of young people. Universities and employers also value the DofE Award and the skills that are gained. Offering individual achievements that differ from person to person depending on their goals, DofE encourages young people to get involved in exciting challenges.