Military Kids Club Heroes
Welcome to Parc Eglos MKC Heroes
My name is Mrs Monks and I am a teaching assistant working in different areas of Parc Eglos School. One of my roles in school is to act as co-ordinator for our MKC Heroes group.
Our school forms part of the Helston and Lizard MKC Heroes Branch and we are affiliated to the Royal British Legion. Military Kids Club Heroes is a unique student voice and was formed to give children of service family’s support. The group was originally started in Devon to help the service children in the Plymouth area, but has since taken its place nationally. Children do not need to join the group – if they have a close family member in the military service they are already a member, this membership will last for their whole time with us at school, even if there service connection ends.
As you may be aware we receive a small amount of money each year that is aimed at supporting our service children. We use the Governments Guidelines to determine how this is used. https:/www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-service-pupil-premium.
As a school we are committed to the pastoral support of our service children and to do this I undertake a number of activities that encourage our service children to get involved.
what do we offer:
Heroes lunch clubs –Wednesday lunchtime for KS1 (reception – Y2)
(A select number of our Y6 children act as mentors/ helpers in this group)
Friday Lunchtime for KS2 (Y3 – Y6)
After schools Family meet and greet. We have held a number of these in the past and the aim is to hold one each half term where possible. We aim to hold them on different days over the school year in the hope that all our Heroes will be able to access these fun sessions at some point.
Out of school trips – We have taken the children on a number of trips, and have in the past visited the royal marines band at Hall for Cornwall, taken a group to watch the rehearsal run of the Field Gun team at Culdrose, Attended Helston Museum for the opening of the Culdrose display to name a few. We also always support the Freedom of Helston parade, as we feel our service connection is something we should always be proud of.
1 to 1 support and small group support. Sometimes we find it valuable to support the children in smaller groups or individually, especially at times of deployment. We are only able to offer this support if we know in advance that a parent will be deploying. During this time I will tailor the activities to meet the needs of the individual or group. In the past this has included reading support, group handwriting support, 1-1 pastoral support, support to write emails/letters to a deployed parent, and small support groups that included a number of children with deployed parents to allow them to share their experiences with each other.
Reading force is a forces charity who supply free book and scrapbooks for forces children to enjoy with their families.
there is a sign up option on their website.