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ICYMI: Attention! Burnt Mill Academy students take up course in army leadership

Burnt Mill Academy / Sat 24th Apr 2021 at 09:26am

LAST week, a number of people on Twitter expressed their concerns at the sight of “weapon training” going on in the grounds of Burnt Mill Academy.

Among those expressing concerns were Mark Hall Labour councillor, Lane Shears and the Essex branch of the National Education Union (NEU).

May we draw your attention to the news item we published in October 2019.

The full item can use seen below.

However, it distinctly says the training includes:

Army training in –
Basic first aid
Field craft
Drill
Weapons

The drills are also part of the Burnt Mill Academy Open Evening. Again, on

One parent who attended the Open Evening in 2019 said: “I was impressed with what I saw at the Open Evening.

The cadet course was hardly a secret. There was a big hut with an army sign on it!

I thought this looked very impressive. I think it teaches the young people some basic disciplines, whether it be keeping your uniform tidy (I remember the washing machines) to teamwork and drills that will hold them in good stead for the rest their lives.”

The original article is below.

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