A King’s Canterbury cadet recently completed a challenging army course in the Bavarian mountains.

Climbing, canyoning, canoeing and abseiling down waterfalls were just some of the activities undertaken during the week of adventure.

Pani was selected from cadets across the country to take part in the arduous course. She scaled a number of peaks in a route that explored Austria and Germany.

A day was also spent canoeing over 20 km down the fast-flowing River Lech. She also had the chance to test her skills on an Olympic speed climbing route.

Pani said that the best part of the course was developing strong friendships with other cadets while facing the challenging environment together. She commented: “It was an incredible experience, and I am hoping to sign up for some more courses with the CCF.”

Around 120 pupils are members of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at the King’s School Canterbury. It offers challenging and adventurous activities that aim to prepare young people for future success.