Seaford College hosted the 2016 Charlton Chase on the last weekend in January. Considered the region’s premier annual youth night-navigation team exercise, the competition is undertaken by close to 100 teams of four, all aged 15 to 21, from schools and youth organisations throughout the south east of England, and was a huge success.
The event is divided into three categories (Premier, Standard and Novice), with the teams navigating around a course finding various checkpoints and nodes where they complete ‘challenges’ and gain points, so accuracy of navigation and team work is more important than pure speed. Seaford entered eight teams and came fourth in both the Premier and Standard events, with all our teams being a credit to themselves and the school.
CCF Contingent Commander Major Andrew Plewes RM oversaw the event and was delighted with the skills, determination, good humour and fitness displayed by all. He said: “Every one of our teams performed brilliantly and did us proud. I am already looking forward to next year’s event as the experience gained by our young teams this year bodes really well for the future. It is also a great experience and confidence booster for our CCF Cadets to take part in such a large, professionally run competition.”