14 May, 2020
Cadet students at Ormiston Maritime Academy have been lining up outside their houses at 8pm every Thursday to salute the NHS for its services.
While people all over the UK clapped the NHS from their doorsteps, these pupils donned their cadet uniforms as a sign of respect to those key workers on the front line in the fight against Covid-19 and working hard to continue delivering essential services.
At Ormiston Maritime Academy, the Combined Cadet Force is offered as an enrichment opportunity to students who want to learn more about the armed services, with participating students given the chance to take part in a range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities and visit military bases. With the army playing a key role in helping to deliver services across the UK during the lockdown, cadets also wanted to show their appreciation and respect to them at this time.
The programme exists across over 400 schools in the UK and has proven very popular, helping students to develop personal responsibility, skills and self-discipline.
Carrianne Robson, Principal at Ormiston Maritime Academy said:
“All of our pupils have rallied together since the pandemic began to support their friends and the community in whatever way they can. It’s very important to show unity during times like these, which is why it’s great that the cadets are going the extra mile to show their appreciation to key workers for the fantastic work they do.”