Little Troopers is inviting primary schools and their service children to sign-up to a free virtual workshop this June. Twenty workshops have been organised over two weeks and will replace the roadshow that we told you about in October.
Louise, founder of the charity said “Our Little Troopers at School project has been running for four years now and we were truly hoping that we could come and meet some of the teachers and children who have been using our resources. However, as with many things over the last year, we have had to make alternative plans. The new virtual programme has allowed us to host double the amount of workshops and open the experiences up to lots more military children.”
The two-hour live workshop is completely free to attend and is part of a virtual roadshow that the charity is undertaking across England from 7th to 18th June. Suitable for military children aged 4 to 11 and groups of any size, the workshop will give service children the opportunity to come together with others. Through a series of activities, they will explore some of the unique challenges they experience as members of the British Armed Forces community and to celebrate what it means to be a ‘Little Trooper’.
The session will be delivered by an experienced team of facilitators using Little Troopers’ primary school resources incorporating storytelling, movement, group discussion and drama. The activities are designed to encourage military children to feel proud of their identity as a forces child and to give schools the tools to help service children navigate any challenges they might face, either now or in the future.
Louise adds: “There are estimated to be more than 75,000 military children in UK schools and these children often experience life a bit differently from their civilian peers. Whether a school has two service pupils or two hundred, these workshops will be a fun and engaging way to get these children together and focus on their needs and experiences. We can’t wait to meet all of your Little Troopers!”
The dates for the Little Troopers virtual roadshow have been organised by county (see below) so that pupils will be logging in at the same time as other children in their local area. For more information and to book a space on your nearest workshop click here.