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SSCE Cymru Events


SSCE Cymru journal

The SSCE Cymru journal provides an overview of the activities and events that SSCE Cymru team members have been involved with.

Month of the Military Child

April/Ebrill | #MotMCCymru

April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, which highlights the important role Service children play in the Armed Forces community. It is a time to applaud Armed Forces families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

Armed Forces Day 2024

Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets.

SSCE Cymru would like to encourage education settings to carry out activities to celebrate and raise awareness of the Armed Forces and the unique experiences of Service children.

Little Troopers virtual workshops

There are 2 free online workshops available to bring together Service children in a similar situation to explore the unique challenges and opportunities that they experience as members of the British Armed Forces community and celebrate what it means to be a ‘Little Trooper’. The sessions are pre-recorded as a ‘live’ event, delivered by an experienced team of facilitators using Little Troopers’ primary school resources incorporating storytelling, movement, group discussion and role play. The workshops are open to all Service children in your setting of primary age and suitable for groups of any size.

SCiP Alliance Thriving Lives Toolkit Conference Cymru

Date: 7 & 14 December 2021

Time: 15:30 – 17:30  

Location: Virtual 


The conference provided delegates with an increased understanding of Service children and their experiences in education. The opportunity for group discussion, practical advice and examples of good practice shared in the conference ensured that delegates built their confidence in using the Thriving Lives Toolkit to evaluate and enhance the support in place for Service children in their education settings.   

SSCE Cymru Funding Webinar

The first ever SSCE Cymru funding webinar was hosted by the SSCE Cymru team in June 2021.

The webinar provided an opportunity for schools in Wales to hear from a range of funding streams available to support Service children in education, as well as good practice examples from schools with Service children that have utilised the funding that is available. Following the presentations, attendees had the opportunity to put their questions to the Q&A panel.

Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."


"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."


"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times, it’s just a normal thing now."


"It's ok talking over skype and that, but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."


"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, it's adventurous and exciting."


"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."


"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."


"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."


"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."


"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."


"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."


"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there,’ but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"


"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."


"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."


"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."