Teen duo in BTEC Success

Two Grimsby Royal Air Force Air Cadets have soared above the rest after each achieving their BTEC Level 2 Diploma.
The BTEC in teamwork and personal development in the community has taken the two young cadets from 195 (Grimsby) Squadron over a year to achieve, having to meet certain targets in order to qualify.
Sisters, Cadet Sergeant Natalie Parry and Cadet Sergeant Annabel Parry, have worked incredibly hard over time to ensure that each criteria was met, and learnt several new skills as a result.
Annabel Parry said: “We’re both thrilled – it’s taken a lot to get to this point, and we’ve done so much, including improving our abilities with a musical instrument and taking on extra responsibilities around the Squadron.”
Natalie Parry said: “From here we are looking for the next challenge, whether that be continuing to educate younger cadets, or even helping to complete further work in the community.”
Squadron Commander, Flight Lieutenant Terance Shird, said: “We’re very proud of both Cadet Sergeants.
“As a Squadron, we are very good at encouraging cadets to try and achieve these extra qualifications, which hold value particularly when applying for jobs or university placements, and these two cadets have gone the extra mile, completing a higher level than most cadets.
“The Royal Air Force Air Cadets can offer young people an alternative to being bored, sitting around. To compete in today’s market, both in terms of careers and higher education placements, young people have to stand out from the crowd.
“If you can go into an interview and say ‘I have my flying wings, a couple of BTEC diplomas and I’ve done a skydive over Gibraltar’, you are likely to raise an eyebrow or two, and who knows where those experiences could take you.”