On Saturday 25th June the school was invited by The Chairman of Braintree Council, Councillor Frankie Ricci, to attend the flag raising ceremony of Armed Forces Day at Braintree Town Hall. It was an honour for us to attend as we were the only school to be asked to do so. Our students, Ben, Daniella and Samuel, were a shining example and great ambassadors for Tabor Academy.
The event was attended by many armed forces veterans, local cadet forces and the scouting associations, and Mr James Cleverly MP. It was a very moving moment during the ceremony as the flag was raised and the last post was played.
We were all invited for refreshments after the event and the chairman of Braintree District Council spent a great deal of his time talking to our students, especially Ben who is a member of the local ATC A. Ben made history two years ago at The Menin Gate on a school trip by being the first person to carry out the lowering of the school’s Royal British Legion Affiliated Standard at sun set with 2000 people watching. All of our students received a pin badge from Mr Fred Illman who is the Essex Co-ordinator for the charity Help For Heroes.