Published on: 27 March 2015

For the second year in a row, the Christ Church Army Cadet Unit was privileged to loan the WA brigade’s inflatable obstacle course.

Even boys from the Preparatory School and Peter Moyes Centre had a chance to run through the impressive-looking course, which was set up on the Senior School Oval last Friday, before cadets paraded.

Co-ordinator of Army Cadets Captain Duane Nurse said the aim of the physical training session, or ‘battle PT session’, was to mould platoons and sections into cohesive teams, and for platoon and section leaders to identify potential within Year 10 recruits.

“CSM WO2 Cameron Criddle led a warm up and instilled a sense of urgency into the cadet company,” Captain Nurse said. “From there, they ran to one of the scored stands: the obstacle course, timed stretcher carry and the water jerry challenge.”

The winner of the session was 1 Platoon, who clocked the best overall time for completing all activities with just nine seconds separating all three teams.

“It was outstanding to see such a competitive spirit and to see the lads digging deep, right until they crossed the finish line. Despite the short-term pain, a good time was had by all at the conclusion of the afternoon’s work.”

Captain Nurse thanked Captain (AAC) Conrad Scott and the RENTAS for transporting the course to Christ Church and setting it up.