Hebburn Sea Cadet Ryan Shaw is celebrating after passing core modules which has set him on the path to promotion as an Able Cadet.
The twelve-year-old from Hebburn joined Hebburn Sea Cadets in May 2014, and has amassed a staggering 65 module passes and nationally recognised qualifications across a wide range of disciplines such as citizenship, first aid and casualty care, adventure training, meteorology and weapons handling.
Hebburn Sea Cadets volunteer, Chief Petty Officer Derek Brown, said “Ryan is a credit to our Unit and epitomises everything the Sea Cadets represent, which is respect, loyalty, self-discipline, commitment, honesty and integrity. The launch of our new BTEC qualification in January will be offered to every cadet achieving the rank of Ordinary Cadet, and will create another opportunity for young people like Ryan to get the best possible head start in life, and will make a difference to their future academic aspirations and employment prospects.”
Emma Shaw, Ryan’s Mother said; “Since Ryan became a Sea Cadet, I have seen such positive changes in him. He has become a more confident young man and someone who is willing to help out, both at home and in the local community. Ryan’s attitude towards people and life itself has changed for the better. I couldn’t be more proud of him for getting involved in Hebburn Sea Cadets and being the best he can be.
Ryan is pictured with his Mum, Emma.