At Widey Court Primary School around one fifth of our pupils have parents in the armed forces. All of our service children are our Military Kids Club 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 children. 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
At Widey Court we are very proud to run a Junior Field Gun Club. Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in training for the Junior Field Gun Tournament that is held on Armed Forces Day on Plymouth Hoe every year.
This year Widey Court were amazing winning lots of trophies! We can't wait to start training again in the new year in preparation for the tournament in 2023.