Community Cabin for Service Children
Forces children at Crofton Hammond Infant school in Fareham have a new way to help children cope with having a parent away on deployment.
They have received a £20,000 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant to build ‘The Crofton Cabin’, where children can FaceTime their mums and dads, write blueys, or get support from a counsellor.
Our Regional Liaison Officer for the South East of England, Nicola Thompson, went to the opening of the cabin. Nicola has been working on developing a ‘schools cluster’ bringing together schools to share good practise and discuss ideas and has said “‘The Crofton Cabin’ is a great example of how schools can apply for funding from the Armed Forces Covenant and offer specific and innovative support for service children”.
You can find out more about ‘The Crofton Cabin’ here.
If you’d like more information about how to apply for an Armed Forces Covenant grant or you are a parent or teacher who would like to put your school forward for the South East ‘Schools Cluster’ please email Nicola.Thompson@nff.org.uk.