Bridgetown cadet students enjoy last camp of 2019

Bridgetown High School Emergency Services Cadets enjoyed a relaxing week in Busselton as a thank you for their dedication and training as future community leaders. The highlight camp is also the final camp for the year 10 students who have participated in the cadet program for four years. The four-day camp included a number of exciting activities including caving, mountain bike riding, hiking, high ropes activities and plenty of swimming and relaxing. Cadet Unit Leader John Tonai-Moore said it was the highlight of the year for the year 7 - 10 cadets, who must attend regular training throughout the year to be eligible to attend. "This year we had 36 cadets eligible to attend the camp, which we held in Busselton for the first time," Mr Tonai-Moore said.

"The activities and training we hold throughout the year expose the cadets to first aid skills, rope techniques, fire training, search skills, survival training and bush safety, so the end of year camp is a reward for all their hard work and commitment."

The Emergency Services Cadet program is a state government sponsored program aimed at training up the next generation of community volunteers as well as providing an opportunity for young people to begin their association with the Western Australian emergency services.

Mr Tonai-Moore said he was confident that the Bridgetown High School students involved in the program would become suitable ambassadors in this area. "After watching our cadets excel at the many challenges they were presented with over the course of the four-day camp, I know our community has a very bright future," he said. "Our cadets were able to participate in both physical and mental challenges that at times pushed them to their limits.

"These are the future leaders of our community and I am confident that the community emergency services will benefit from our wonderful cadets as they get older." For more information about the Bridgetown High School Cadet program, contact John Tonai-Moore at the high school on 9761 0100.