Award for Chatteris college
A passionate commitment to remember The Fallen has earned a Fenland college a prestigious award.
Cromwell Community College in Chatteris has received a Lord Lieutenant Award for its continued activities to honour servicemen and women who died in the two world wars and following conflicts.
The college received the award from Norman Larke on behalf of Chatteris Royal British Legion. The college has been affiliated with the Legion since 2008 and has raised money for its poppy appeal ever since.
The college also raises money for military charities, including Scotties Little Soldiers, which was set up in memory of Corporal Lee Scott, a former Cromwell pupil who died in Afghanistan in 2009.
Every year, the college holds a poignant, student-led Remembrance Service, where a Roll of Honour saluting all of the Fallen in the Chatteris district is read.
Pupils, including cadets, scouts and guides, and those studying Public Services, participate with readings, music, the playing of the Last Post and Reveille and laying of wreaths.
Year 6 children from Glebelands and Kingsfield primary schools are also invited to participate in the service and Year 10 catering students prepare a buffet lunch for guests from the community.
The college also displays the British Legion branch and Women’s Section standards in its library, and participates in the Remembrance Sunday parade.