Little Troopers at School - helping your military children

The UK’s military children’s charity, Little Troopers, has three new projects that may be of some interest to local schools with the children of Armed Forces personnel within their setting.

Little Troopers, which provides support for children who have a parent serving in the British Armed Forces, has been operating for ten years. A crucial part of its work has been the ‘Little Troopers at School’ programme. The aim of this programme is to help teachers develop a better understanding of the needs and circumstances of military children and provide them with resources, tools and other information to support these children and their unique challenges within education settings.

The charity would like to make local schools aware of three ways the could engage with its work.

Louise Fetigan, Founder and Operations Manager or Little Troopers, said: "Whether a school has one service pupil or two hundred, we believe that these workshops and resources could really help to bolster some of the early intervention and wellbeing strategies that these schools have in place, with an added focus on service children’s needs and experiences."

 

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE PROJECTS:

Free Secondary School Resource Hub

Following the success of our primary school resource pack, our Secondary School Resource Hub has been created in collaboration with secondary school teachers and other education experts and features downloadable lesson plans, activity templates and other practical ideas to get 11-16 year olds talking about military life in school. It also includes details of how schools can set up and run their own Forces Life Club. Schools can register for the Resource Hub and download all the resources for free at www.littletroopers.net/littetroopersatschool

 

Little Troopers Secondary School Military Child Wellbeing Course

This six-week interactive course template has been created alongside educational psychologists and mindfulness experts and is designed to be delivered to small groups of older military children and encourages them to explore some of the more challenging aspects of military life, as well as introducing them to positive tools they can use to cope with change and challenge, both now and in the future. This is not for children in crisis, but a course that can benefit all military children. Each week focuses on a different topic including separation, deployment, house moves and living abroad, as well as the personal themes of belonging, identity and mindfulness.

Schools can now register to receive the course template in the post at www.littletroopers.net/littletroopersatschool

 

Primary School Roadshow

In June, we will be running a virtual primary school roadshow involving 20 live workshops delivered to schools up and down the country.

The two-hour live workshop is completely free to attend and is open to all schools in your area with military children aged 4 to 11. The interactive workshops will utilise existing Little Troopers lesson plans and activities from our Primary School Resource pack to explore some of the unique challenges and opportunities that service children experience as members of the British Armed Forces community. Children will leave the session feeling proud of their identity as a forces child, as well as feeling as though their unique circumstances and life experiences have been acknowledged and understood. For more information about our virtual primary school events visit: www.littletroopers.net/little-troopers-at-school/virtual-roadshow/

 


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Published: 15/03/2021
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Contact: Rebecca Smith

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