A Flintshire student has been congratulated by their headteacher for winning the Cadet of the Year Award at his detachment in Holywell.

It has been a busy year for 15-year-old, Logan Bailey. The Year 10 Ysgol Treffynnon student has achieved some parts of his bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE), completed his 1-star training syllabus, and gained a promotion to lance corporal. He also had the honour of leading the parade in Holywell on Remembrance Day as the standard bearer.

Logan enjoys being active and, since joining the Holywell Detachment- Clwyd & Gwynedd ACF less than two years ago, he has taken part in many different activities, including field craft, shooting and team building activities, as well as having the opportunity to go on camps.

He said: "Winning Cadet of the Year means a lot to me; I really enjoy cadets and I have made so many new friends.

"Being a cadet enables me to do many activities I never dreamed I would be able to do at my age. I also enjoy the responsibilities of being a lance corporal and helping new cadets that join.

"Although I have achieved a lot this year, it has been tough through the pandemic. Going forward, I would like to keep learning and growing as a cadet."

John Weir, headteacher, said: "We are all immensely proud of Logan here at Ysgol Treffynnon, and know that he will grow to be a successful and positive role model to other young people. Our congratulations go to him for winning this prestigious award."

Logan's Detachment Commander, second lieutenant (2Lt.) Louise McCabe-Allen, presented the trophy to Logan. She said: "Since the day lance corporal Bailey joined Holywell detachment, he has always shown a great interest in all cadet activities.

"He is a mature, sensible, and eager cadet who has grown massively in confidence and ability particularly during the last 12 months. He attends every parade night and training camps, whether that be for weekends or longer.

"His enthusiasm is limitless and with this he demonstrates to more junior cadets how to conduct themselves and is always ready and eager to help where he can.

"I am extremely proud to have him as not only a member of my detachment, but also as my senior cadet.

"Congratulation lance corporal Bailey, this award could not be in better hands. We are all extremely proud of you."

• Cadets is held on a Monday and Thursday, 7pm until 9pm and is open to any children from Year 8 upwards. The Holywell detachment looks forward to welcoming returning and new cadets in the New Year. For further information about the cadets, please visit https://armycadets.com.