Talented cadets honoured at end of year ceremony
THE dedication and hard work of the town’s sea cadets was celebrated at an end of year awards event.
The Macclesfield and Bollington Sea Cadets meets twice a week at St John’s School in Bollington.
Cadets enjoy a range of exciting adventure activities, from kayaking and sailing to navigation skills and education.
The event was held to mark the achievements of all the members, with some receiving awards for their individual achieve- ments, presented by Bollington Mayor Councillor Angela Williams.
Among the winners were Leila Jacklin, Commanding Officer’s special award; Courtnee Shipman, Jack Collins award for practical training; Charlie Daley, most improved cadet; Har- riett Terrington, Russell Cutler award for training theory; Oliver Gaunt, Royal Oak award for best junior; and Connor Laffan, Captain Franklin award for smartest cadet.
Ryan Whittaker, Charlie Daley, Connor Laffan and Luke Freudenau – who make up the senior boys rowing team – won the Anne Bell award for special achievement.
Commanding officer Karen Black said: “The staff and I are very proud of all the cadets. They are hard working, enthusiastic, and a really lovely group.”
●● The Ann Bell Award for Special Achievement went to the senior boys rowing team, collected by Connor Laffan and Charlie Daley
●● CDT Connor Laffan won the Captain Franklin award for being the smartest cadet
●● Mayor Angela Williams presented the Royal Oak award for best junior cadet to Oliver Gaunt
●● OC Charlie Daley received the Sylvia Roberts award for most improved cadet
●● OC Harriett Terrington received the Russell Cutler award for training theory
●● AC Courtnee Shipman won the Jack Collins award for practical training
●● The Commanding Officer’s Special award went to OC Leila Jacklin