Friday 11th November marked a sombre moment for Etone, as like many we took part in the national silence for Remembrance Day. On the day our Cadets took part in two services. One on the Etone campus with pupils completing a short parade before lowering their flags and taking part in a minute silence. Simultaneously a small number of our cadets made the journey to Barr Beacon to take part in the Matrix Academy Trusts Parade where all schools were represented. A sombre affair that was made more poignant by the playing of the last post in the presence of trust headteachers including our own Mr Smith.
However, this would all be part of the practice for Etone as they took part in their first parade in Nuneaton on Sunday 13th November. Despite nerves underneath our Cadets performed tremendously as they marched and held a guard of honour as the whole town turned out to show their respects and ensure we all remember those who sacrificed so much for us. Mr Hodgson was extremely proud and had the following to say “This marks the first time for our Cadets at a public parade, but you couldn’t tell. They have done a fantastic job.”
Well done all and thank you to all of those who have supported us in the past few weeks with donations and parade practices. We will see you next year.