UK: Michael Fallon launches army cadets scheme at 'Trojan horse' school
Jessica Elgot, The Guardian
Defence secretary announces 150 new units, with the first at Birmingham school at centre of row over alleged extremism
Michael Fallon has announced 150 new army cadet units for state schools, with the first launched on Tuesday at the Birmingham school at the centre of the“Trojan horse” row over alleged attempts to introduce a hardline Islamist ethos.
Speaking to the Conservative party conference, Fallon said the Ministry of Defence would create the cadet units for state schools, with 25 launching this week, a scheme he said gave young cadets “the skills and confidence they need to thrive”. The policy was first championed under the previous government.
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Source: The Guardian
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