13 November, 2020
Students and staff at Ormiston Park Academy, took time out of their lessons to pay their respects to all those who have fought for Great Britain.
Ormiston Park Academy’s cadets conducted a socially distanced ceremony outside, which was then streamed for students across the academy to watch from their classrooms. This was followed by the Last Post trumpet instrumental and two minutes of silence, wherein students watched a photo montage of those who have served our country.
This included honouring Lance Corporal Nicky Mason, who was previously a student at Ormiston Park Academy and was sadly killed while on duty in Afghanistan. Nicky’s father came into the academy to watch the ceremony and was presented with a plaque that will now hang in the school’s reception.
‘Respect’ is one of the core values at Ormiston Park Academy, and students and staff were glad they were able to find a way to honour Remembrance Day despite the unusual circumstances.
Mark Roessler, Principal at Ormiston Park Academy said:
“We’re pleased to have been able to honour all those who have fought for our country over the years, particularly Nicky Mason, who we are extremely proud to count amongst our Ormiston Park Academy alumni. Nicky’s bravery and love for his country is an inspiration to all of us.”