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Upcoming SSCE Cymru events Little Troopers: Virtual Workshop Cymru

Little Troopers: Virtual Workshop Cymru

10/11/2021 1/01/0001

SSCE Cymru and Little Troopers would like to invite you and your Service children to attend an exciting, interactive virtual workshop on 10th November.

The free online workshop will 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 session is 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 (see below for the full timetable). The workshop is open to all Service children in your setting of primary age and suitable for groups of any size.

The aim is for your Service children to leave the session feeling proud of their identity and to feel as though their?unique circumstances and life experiences have been acknowledged and understood. Your school will also be provided with useful information to assist with the continued and ongoing support of Service children in your setting. 

Bringing children together 
This workshop has been created with all primary-age Service children in mind meaning it can be delivered to a large group of children of different ages at once. This gives Service children who might not usually communicate with one another the opportunity to share their experiences and recognise that they are not alone. Furthermore, the workshop has been organised so that your pupils will be logging in at the same time as other Service children across Wales. This will help the workshop to feel more like an exciting ‘event’ that brings children together and gives them a sense of belonging. 

Gifts for the children 
Each child that attends will receive a Little Troopers storybook, certificate, sticker, a packet of wildflower seed and SSCE Cymru goodies. 



Prior to delivering the first virtual workshop in Wales, 200 schools in England recently took part in the virtual workshop and there was some fantastic feedback: 
“Today’s roadshow not only celebrated the real positives of military life but also provided much-needed recognition and support for our forces children. The session provided a safe space to share and support each other emotionally, whilst eliciting a sense of pride and community spirit.” 
Charlton Mackrell School, Somerset 
“It is so important that we recognise and support our military children. The Little Troopers workshop provided a great opportunity to spend quality time with and celebrate our service pupils. They walked away from the afternoon recognising their special strengths and feeling appreciated as a part of the community.” 
St Michaels Primary School, Colchester  

We hope that you think this workshop will be enjoyable and beneficial for your Service children.

Click here to register  



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, its 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."