Council schools to mark Month of the Military Child

Schools across Bridgend County Borough will mark Month of the Military Child which takes place this April.

The event is run by SSCE Cymru – who promote awareness of the educational needs of children from Armed Forces families in Wales – and aims to highlight the important role service children play in the Armed Forces community.

Schools are encouraged to take part in the event by carrying out activities and raise awareness.

Activities suggested by SSCE Cymru include encouraging Service children to get creative and write their own stories about being a Service child, pinpointing on a world map where Service children have lived or their parents have been posted, and asking pupils to say a few words of appreciation about the Armed Forces through writing poems, songs or writing letters.

Schools are also encouraged to share their activities on social media by tagging @SSCECymru and using the #MilitaryChildMonthCymru and #MofMC hashtags.

A full list of suggested activities for schools can be found on the SSCE Cymru website.

Lindsay Harvey, Bridgend County Borough Council’s Corporate Director for Education and Family Support, said: “Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud Armed Forces families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

“We would like to encourage our education settings across Bridgend County Borough to carry out activities during this month to celebrate and raise awareness of the unique experiences this group of children and young people have and become a more Armed Forces-friendly environment.”