Four Cadets from 51 (Orton) ATC Squadron attended Stanground Academy in full uniform as a sign of respect to those who have fallen or been injured in conflict.
Mr G Rae, the head of Stanground Academy, thought that those who represented the forces through cadets should have the opportunity to show their respect so arranged for the many students who volunteered in such organisations as Air Cadets, Army Cadets and St John’s ambulance to name few, to attend school in full uniform on Armistice Day. Mr Rae said "As an academy, we have taken an active part in a number of remembrance commemoration events in our local community. Our in school act of remembrance on Armistice Day is a focal point for our students to pay their respects and reflect on the courage of the brave men and women who have fought and died for their country. I was exceedingly proud to see so many students wearing their cadet uniforms as part of our commemorations."
The four cadets from 51 (Orton) Squadron, Sgt Logan Robinett, Cdt Adam Pieczonka, Cdt Kieran Robinett and Cdt Marcus Subden, stood alongside their peers as the whole school fell silent at 11.11 to remember the armed forces and those who had died in service protecting their country.
The school had also arranged for a short presentation for the all the pupils and this was delivered just prior to the 2 minutes silence. The presentation included a short explanation of what Remembrance Sunday was about and included the famous statement “They shall not Grow Old” and also the famous poem “In Flanders Fields”.
Mrs Riley, a teacher from Stanground said "It’s fantastic that the members of the youth organisations such as Air Cadets have attended school in their uniform. It is great to see the youth know about the past and what has happened and continue to remember those who lost their lives for this country."
If you are interested in becoming a member of the ATC, why not come down to the Squadron to look around, we meet on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 1900-2115 at the Squadron HQ. You will find us at Nene Park Academy near the main reception; alternatively call us on 07725 873 405. The Squadron is recruiting now!!