Tools to improve wellbeing of military children
A wellbeing course especially for children from Armed Forces families is being offered by a leading charity. It is designed to encourage young people aged 11 and older to explore the more demanding aspects of military life, and introduce them to positive tools they can use to cope with change and challenges.
The course – offered by the Little Troopers charity – is not for children in crisis but aims to equip all youngsters with skills that will help them to be more resilient.
Each week of the six-week programme covers a different topic, including belonging, creative writing, resilience, emotional awareness, and mindfulness.
Teachers who wish to run the Secondary School Little Troopers Military Child Wellbeing Course will be posted a USB holding facilitator notes, presentations and activity sheets.
The pack is designed for use with small groups in a senior school setting and has been added to a suite of resources for teachers.
Little Troopers charity founder Louise Fetigan said: “Over the last four years, our schools resources have grown.
“We began with a focus on primary schools but, as I reflected on my own daughter’s journey through school, I could see that students at senior school needed a different style of support.
“Thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, we have been able to develop tailored resources and make them free to all secondary schools.”