Military children at one school in Cornwall have been celebrating that April is the Month of the Military Child by sharing their experiences with their peers.

Rosemellin Community Primary School in Camborne held a special Military Day for its 11 service children, where they took part in an online workshop from the charity Little Troopers and got to share with other friends and teachers some of their unique experiences of military life.

At the end of the day, all of the children were presented with a special celebration certificate and Little Troopers pin badge.

Little Troopers is a registered charity supporting service children who have one or both parents serving in our British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. These children often face unique challenges including frequent house and school moves, as well as regular periods of separation from their serving parent(s) for varying lengths of time due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.

As a charity, Little Troopers ensures the British Armed Forces children and their families have access to child-focused support wherever they are in the world and whatever community they live in. the charity provide fundamental resources and initiative to help ease repeated separation periods and keep parent and child connected even when miles apart. They are the only charity in the UK dedicated to celebrating just how special all our Little Troopers out there really are.

Julie Smith, pastoral lead at the school, said: “Our service children were all so excited that we held a special day to mark the Month of the Military Child.

"They loved being recognised as Little Troopers and the following day, one of our civilian children wrote a letter to her friend to say ‘if you are worried about your dad in the navy, I will play with you and hold your hand.’

"It was so sweet, and is exactly why schools should be talking more about military life and helping other children to understand the unique experiences of their service friends.”

Louise Fetigan, founder and operations manager at Little Troopers, comments: “We loved seeing students from Camborne School get involved in some of our activities to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. We hope the activities helped the children to feel proud of their connection to the British Armed Forces and their own experiences of military life.”

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Photo: Military children from Rosemellin School in Camborne.

Photo: Military children from Rosemellin School in Camborne.