April marks the Month of the Military Child

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April marks the Month of the Military Child

This is a fantastic opportunity to recognise, and celebrate, the unique experiences of children from military families.

The month is orchestrated with support from various charities, schools, and other MOD departments. You will see the purple logo and dandelion image pop up in lots of places!

A diverse array of events and activities grace the calendar, spanning from art and poetry competitions to gatherings at military bases and schools.

An annual highlight is ‘Purple Up! Day’ on the last Friday of the month, encouraging all to don something purple in solidarity.

April 2024. Month of the Military Child. 4TH APRIL ~ ONLINE ~ SCIENCE TOYS. 11TH APRIL ~ ONLINE ~ ART BASE DRAWING. 12TH APRIL ~ ROYAL HOSPITAL CHELSEA EVENT. 20TH APRIL ~ ONLINE ~ DINOSAUR WORKSHOP. 25TH APRIL ~ SCOTLAND SCHOOLS WORKSHOP. 28TH APRIL ~ALDERSHOT 10K & FAMILY FUN RUN. SCHOOLS PACK OF ACTIVITIES. AT HOME ACTIVITIES & MILITARY CHILD GIFT. VISIT WWW. LITTLETROOPERS.NET FOR ALL DETAILS & BOOKING Month of the Military child will conclude with Little Troopers being Charity of the Day at the Army V Navy Rugby match on 4th May!We love these great Month of the Military Child ideas shared by some of the amazing organisations and charities that we work alongside – have a look for some inspiration:

  1. You can find ideas to kickstart Month of the Military Child in schools, as well as a range of ways to celebrate, on the gov website.
  2. The Forces Children’s Education website was created in collaboration with educators, families, partnership groups and the MOD to support the military community, find out more about Month of the Military Child celebrations here: Celebrate Month of the Military Child – Forces Children’s Education.
  3. See the SSCE Cymru events page for details of events taking place in April, as part of Month of the Military Child.
  4. Download the Month of the Military Child celebration pack from Forces Children Scotland.

Keep an eye on our social media channels, and website, to find out more about how we’re celebrating. Feel free to add links to your Month of the Military Child events in the comments.