Two little boys at a Little Troopers event doing a word search together.

Tuesday 4th May 2021

Military children’s charity Little Troopers is inviting primary schools and their Service children to sign-up to a free virtual workshop this June.   

The two-hour 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 for military children aged 4 to 11. Suitable for groups of any size, the workshop will give Service children the opportunity to come together with others in a similar situation to 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 Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, comments:

“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. Our Little Troopers At School project has been running for four years now and is all about giving schools useful information and resources to help them support their service children in the classroom. 

“We’re really excited to be able to offer our virtual workshops to primary schools across England this summer – something that we’ve been planning for a long time. Whether a school has two service pupils or two hundred, these workshops are 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 so that pupils will be logging in at the same time as other children in their local area.

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