Move to new home brings benefits for Emergency Services Cadets

27 October 2017
The Daventry unit of the Emergency Services Cadets at E-ACT Parker Academy

​A new home is bringing new opportunities to a group of young emergency service volunteers.

Since the start of the autumn term the Daventry unit of the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets has been meeting at the E-ACT Parker Academy in in Ashby Road, having previously met at Daventry police station.

The move has offered more space to deliver the cadet curriculum, including sports facilities for fitness tests and drills.

Unit commander, Special Sergeant Eloise Barrett of Northamptonshire Police, said: “We’ve been ever so fortunate to have the E-ACT Parker Academy open their doors to us. We now have such a spacious area to deliver the sessions to the Cadets, allowing us to break out into groups and become more creative in what we do.

“The assistant head teacher Michael Hodgson has been more than welcoming and accommodating and we are looking forward to continuing our journey this year in this fantastic venue.”

The unit meets once a week in term-time, with the three-hour sessions covering a range of NESC activities including first aid, basic law and officer safety training and basic fire-fighting techniques.

Cadets in training at Daventry fire stationEmergency Services Cadet units also meet in Kettering, Wellingborough, Towcester, Corby and Northampton.

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