This year our charity has expanded its range of free resources to help teachers support service pupils aged 11+. Any secondary school with one or more service students can access the materials online here.
Released as part of our Little Troopers at School programme, the new resources include worksheets to accompany the new teen podcast series (SQUAD). There’s new activities in the Forces Life Club pack and an online toolbox of videos for teachers. More than 700 schools have already signed-up to and are using resources from Little Troopers at School.
Louise, founder of the charity, comments: “Before we created these resources, there was nothing out there specifically for military teens in school. Feedback from students and parents was that they wanted to see military life better recognised and supported in education settings. Now teachers have access to a substantial range of evidence-based resources that they can use with any children who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces.”
Schools can pick and choose the free resources to best suit their needs and the needs of their service pupils. There are resources for discussion-led sessions about military life, to CV workshops, community-focused activity ideas and a military child wellbeing course.
New for 2022
A video of a group of military parents has been added the Little Troopers at School website. With Louise they discuss how schools can support their children through their military journey.
SQUAD podcast worksheets In September Little Troopers released series one of SQUAD – a podcast for military teenagers. Presented by broadcaster Katie Thistleton and professional rugby player Thom Smith, the podcast hands the mic to 15 military teens. In each episode they share their experiences of military life. Now, Little Troopers has worked with an Educational Psychologist to add a series of worksheets for each episode. These can help schools make the most of listening to the podcast in the classroom.
We have also added a series of interviews with an Educational Psychologist who explores some of the unique challenges that military life can bring and shares expert advice for all education settings.
Forces Life Club, new resources The Little Troopers Forces Life Club Pack encourages schools to regularly bring their service pupils together as a unique group of students. The charity has added eight new activities to the pack with topics including:
- Military community,
- Everything you need to know about me
- Peer coaching skills
- family military life
There is also a new video online showing a Forces Life Club at Stonehenge school in action.
Resource Hub: Little Troopers continues to add new activities to its online Resource Hub for secondary schools. The new activities include, ‘how to write a good CV’, ‘how to organise a virtual mountain challenge’, ‘how to write a letter to your MP’and ‘how to host a dinner night event’.
For more information about the Little Troopers at School programme and resources available visit www.littletroopers.net/little-troopers-at-school