Success at Charlton Chase for CCF cadets

Lancing College’s extensive co-curricular programme enables pupils to develop their interests outside of academia. This includes the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) training programme, which enhances team building, leadership and orienteering skills.  

In January eight Lancing pupils successfully put their CCF expertise into practice, securing second and fourth place in the Charlton Chase. The Chase - based in the South Downs National Park - is renowned for its fiercely competitive, problem solving night navigation course. The College has proudly taken part in the Chase for 20 years, with this year’s exercise comprising 140 pupils from across the South East.

Lancing had two – distinctively named - teams in the race: “Sexy Navigation” and “Delicious Autumn”. The former included Russell W, Sophie C, Morgan S and Gabriel BP; and the latter comprised Lydia B, Harry F, Ted F and Alex E. Commenting on the experience, Morgan said: “Competing against 33 other teams, our two teams faced a significant challenge. We started at 8pm and walked for eight hours through mud and difficult terrain. Despite Sophie suffering a fall, we persisted and were elated to discover that both teams had placed top five.”

It was an impressive feat for all involved and gave our pupils an opportunity to strengthen their navigational skills.

Sexy Navigation

Team Sexy Navigation

Delicious Autumn team

Team Delicious Autumn