Best Cadet Cup Presentation

A cup, donated in memory of a former pupil, has been presented to a Combined Cadet Force Army Cadet at the School.

Old Ellesmerian, Lt. Tom Wootton, died suddenly of natural causes on 29th March 2007 aged 27, whilst serving with the Territorial Army West Midlands Regiment. Year 11 pupil Jonathan Cooksey from Malpas was presented with the Wootton Cup for Best Cadet  for his outstanding contribution to the success of the 2011 Army Cadet Summer Camp at Crowborough. The Cup was presented to him by Lt. Col. Graham Hutchinson, who is the senior Combined Cadet Force Officer at the School.

Lt Col Graham Hutchinson commented, Whilst a pupil at Ellesmere College, Tom Wootton was a young man who possessed a great zest for lifes challenges, a determination to learn what was necessary to meet them, and a belief that with persistence they can be overcome.  He always displayed excellent leadership potential as a young cadet, ever mindful of the capacities of those it was his responsibility to help train.  Cadet Lance Corporal Cooksey is a very fitting recipient of the trophy that was donated in Lt Woottons memory.

Photos: L-R  Lt Col Graham Hutchinson, Cadet Lance Corporal Jonathan Cooksey and Mrs Cooksey

29th September 2011  Back to News