Pool Academy awarded certificate from Armed Forces

A Bronze Award has been handed to Pool Academy in national recognition of their commitment to the Armed Forces.

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It was awarded to the secondary school by the Employer Recognition Scheme after Simon Ferguson, from the academy, signed the Armed Forces Covenant pledge on behalf of Pool Academy.  Signing the pledge demonstrates the support of the Academy for the Armed Forces Community.

The bronze award underlines the efforts of the school in highlighting and supporting the work and commitment of the Armed Forces Community.

Pool Academy staff are now working hard to achieve the silver award.

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 Mr Ferguson, Pastoral Support, said: “This certificate is a mark of the importance the Academy places on the sacrifice and commitment shown by Veterans, Service families, serving personnel to the community and the nation. It also recognises the Pro-active efforts of the Academy, led by our Principal, to add to this in our own way with our own Cadet contingent and our efforts to work more closely with the wider Forces community.”

Mr Ferguson is working hard behind the scenes to get a new cadet group up and running. It has been made easier by a Cadre of Academy staff who have volunteered their time to become Instructors. He recently announced he has made links with the 165 Port and Maritime Regiment RLC, which has a Squadron based in Bodmin. This will make Pool CCF one of only a few Royal Logistics Corps 'badged' Cadet units.

Christiana Richardson