September Stories

This September is a month-long celebration featuring various activities and events called ‘September Stories’.


Story Competition: My Military Life

Win the chance to have your very own story illustrated and added to our Little Troopers Treasures app for lots of other military children!

Open to military children aged 8 -14, the theme of the story competition is ‘my military life’ and children are encouraged to write a story that in some way reflects on or relates to their day-to-day experiences of being a military child.

All entries will be judged by a panel including published children’s authors, Donna David and Tom Palmer, and the winning story will be professionally illustrated and published in ebook format on the Little Troopers Treasures story-recording app.

Entries into the September Stories competition should be between 200 and 500 words and can be written in prose or rhyming verse. To help children get inspired, Little Troopers resident author, Donna David, will be running a creative writing workshop on 16th September. The deadline for entries is on 14th October. Please use the downloadable template below.

Little Troopers Treasures was launched four years ago to help military children stay connected to their parents during periods of separation and since then more than 8,000 stories have been recorded and shared by families.

Sponsored read-a-thon challenge

Children of any age can take part by downloading the read-a-thon fundraising pack below and choosing from a list of fun challenges including reading every day for one hour, reading for four hours straight, or even challenging themselves to build a book tower and read as many books as they are tall! – a great activity for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Weekly Giveaways

Little Troopers will also be running a weekly giveaway for families to win a tablet so that more children can benefit from using the Little Troopers Treasures app at home when their serving parent is working away.