Children from Edith Moorhouse Primary School in Carterton have raised £500, which was split between our charity and SSAFA. The money was raised during a special day to celebrate the British Armed Forces and their families across Oxfordshire.
Camo Day activities
Children and teachers from the school spent the day dressed in camo and took part in a range of service-related activities. The day included a drill lesson with a 47 Sqn aircrew and a PE session with a physical training instructor. The year 5 and 6 classes also learnt how to plot on air charts by Air and Space Operations specialists.
The day started with a whole school assembly. Guest speakers from our local secondary school, in year 10 and 11, who are service children themselves, shared stories. As older military children they told us how they found support in their friends and families. They were accompanied by their PE teacher, a former RAF PJI, also a military child, who shared his story. They finished the assembly with a fantastic Q&A session.
At the end of the day the school’s cake sale raised £500, to be divided between our charity and SSAFA.
Marie Lowry, Deputy Headteacher at Edith Moorhouse, comments: “Our school is right next door to RAF Brize Norton. 38% of our students are from a military family so we think it’s really important that they feel recognised and represented in school. This is why we organised our special camo day. Everyone really embraced the day and loved taking part in the activities and hearing from other military children. We’d like to thank all the families that donated to the cake sale and helped to raise money for our chosen charities.”
Louise, founder of our charity adds: “We are so grateful to Edith Moorhouse Primary School. Our thanks go to everyone who took part in the camo day and helped to fundraise for our small charity. We have lots of plans for our Little Troopers at School programme and the money raised will go towards them.”