The evening was an absolute success with our Junior and senior students/cadets achieving their attestation, certificates, ranks and individual recognition awards. Congratulations again to year 10 Joel Gnapi for winning the Merton East Cadet of the Year. The presentation about the Volunteer Police Cadets by our students/cadets Olasmart Sanni and Nathan Essel was well received and the ceremony finished with a video of all that these amazing young people have accomplished over the last 18 months. After the Ceremony there was a reception were our cadets, families, school staff and Police officers all were given the time to get to know each other and socialise.
During the Ceremony the School were presented by the Metropolitan Police a special recognition award. St Mark’s Academy is the first School in Merton Borough to receive this type of award recognising all the support the Academy has given since the installation of the Volunteer Cadet Program at St Mark’s Academy in April 2014.
Detective Chief Superintendent Macleod extended his thanks and praise to the Principal Lisa Peterkin, SLT, student support, site team, teaching staff and most of all our amazing students who have brought the values that they have been taught at school of Love, Trust and Hope to the borough of Merton.
Our Cadets will be next appearing in Merton on the 8th November 2015 for the Remembrance Sunday Parade along with our armed forces and other local services and groups.