KES pupils win Royal Marine awards

Congratulations to James Tall and Toby Ellis who both celebrated their passing out parade with the Royal Marine volunteer Cadet Corps at HMS Excellent on Whale Island in Portsmouth at the end of last term. The boys trained twice a week, as well as some weekends, for five months and during this time they underwent core history assessments, physical training assessments and took part in a two day field exercise. At the passing out ceremony the top six company recruits were awarded honours for their efforts with James and Toby receiving the coveted Belle Isle Commanders Cup for top recruit and the No. 1 diamond prize.