At Widey Court Primary School around one fifth of our pupils have parents in the armed forces. All of our service children are our HMS Heroes and we do our best to support them.
We have spoken to our service families about the challenges that they face and do our best to support them in school.
We run three lunchtime clubs every week called KIT Clubs. KIT stands for “Keeping in Touch”. There is one on a Tuesday lunchtime for service children in Key Stage 1, on a Thursday lunchtime for KS2 and from 2pm - 2.30pm on a Thursday afternoon for Foundation stage childen. The clubs are always very well attended and the children love knowing that there are others in the same situation as them, especially when a parent is deployed.
Field Gun Club
Our field gun club have had a brilliant year. They performed fantastically on The Hoe on Armed Forces Day for the inter school competition and are looking forward to building on this success for next year's event. The children have asked whether they can practice twice a week instead of once - they are very competetive and committed>
I will be sending letters out in the New Year with details of when our training sessions will start up again. This club is open to children from years 4, 5 and 6 and we are helped by veterans from Devonport Field Gun Association with whom the school has close links