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Cadets out in force for school's 125th

By Tonbridge Courier  |  Posted: March 29, 2013

By Shams Al-Shakarchi shams.al-shakarchi@courier.co.uk

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AN army of cadets were suited and booted for an inspection at a Tonbridge school, to kick off celebrations for its 125th anniversary.

The Judd School played host to almost 200 Army and RAF cadets and dignitaries for the Combined Cadet Force Biennial inspection last Wednesday.

Parents, governors, staff and Old Juddians had the opportunity to discover the activities that students were taking part in before watching a final parade and students collect their awards.

Group captain Ted Richards took the salute from the Honour Guard, led by Cadet Warrant Officer Danny Jackson, before carrying out the inspection.

The event was the first in the boys' school's 125th anniversary year, and dignitaries including the Mayor of Tonbridge and Malling, Dave Davis, were welcomed.

Head teacher Robert Masters said: "I am delighted to be a part of the school's 125th anniversary.

"The aim is to celebrate everything that is great about the school, both past and present, and then look forward to the next 125 years. Reminiscing will be compulsory."

More events are planned throughout the year, including an Old Juddian cricket match in July and Commemoration Day in September.

Development director Catherine Lupton said: "Our aim is to build on our school community spirit. To bring everyone together, students, staff, governors, parents, Old Juddians, friends of the school and our local community to celebrate the pride we have in our school, to reconnect with friends and most of all have fun."

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