Supercamps to give teenagers taste of Army life at Catterick Garrison

Teenagers taking part in an earlier Supercamp.

Two hundred teenagers from communities all over Yorkshire and Teesside will sample Army life in a series of youth camps in Catterick Garrison this week.

The young people from One in a Million free school in Bradford,  Acklam Grange School in Middlesbrough, University Academy Keighley, Carr Manor Community School in Leeds and North Huddersfield Trust School will tackle everything from fieldcraft to fitness and camouflage to an assault course during the series of three-day Supercamps.

On Tuesday British and World Kickboxing Association Muay Thai boxing champion, Ruqsana Begum will give a demonstration of her sport and lead the students from University Academy Keighley in a warm up exercise before they tackle an assault course.

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Following the morning’s activities, Ruqsana will speak to the participants about her journey and challenges to attain her title.

This is the second series of one and three-day camps run by 4th Infantry Brigade, the regional brigade for Yorkshire and the North East and brings the number of teenagers from diverse communities given a taste of Army life to over 500 so far this year.

The camps give the young people an insight into what the military does.

They will also hear about the benefits of becoming a member of the Army Cadet Force youth organisation, the Officer Training Regiment if they go to University, or a possible Army career in the future.