Two Ellesmere College Pupils Achieve Gliding Wings

Douglas Forster and Martin Jones

During the Easter holidays two Year 12 Ellesmere College Students were given the opportunity to learn and develop skills to achieve their gliding wings.

Martin Jones from Snailbeach and Douglas Forster from Chester, who have been RAF Cadets at the School for the last 4 years went to the Army base at Tern Hill and Cosford  for the gliding flying course. Debbie Joynson-Brooke, Director of Activities commented, 'Both RAF Cadets were given the opportunity to learn about the Viking and Vigilante motorised gliders and develop their gliding skills. The course covered best practice flying techniques and resulted in both boys being awarded their silver wings. This is a significant personal achievement for Martin and Douglas and I congratulate them both.'

On Sunday 17th May, between 2pm and 4pm, Ellesmere College will be hosting its annual summer Open Day and families wishing to know more about the academic opportunities at the School are welcome to attend. Pupils involved with the School's Outdoor Training Unit will be displaying their activities.  

29th April 2009  Back to News