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Dear Parent/Carer,

please see email below received from the Royal British Legion -

 

Dear MKC Heroes

*PLEASE NOTE: This event is self-funded. Families who would like to attend the event will have to organise travel and any accommodation themselves. RBL will provide access to the Jubilee celebrations and lunch on the day.

It is with great pride that the Royal British Legion is able to offer members of the Armed Forces community (serving, ex-serving and their families) the opportunity to be part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the heart of London.  

Trooping the Colour will take place on Thursday 2nd June 2022 and, for this Platinum Jubilee year, there will be grandstand seating outside Buckingham Palace, exclusively for the use of the Armed Forces community. From these seats you will be able to watch the troops as they transit to and from Horse Guards Parade, and view the Royal Procession as it passes by on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the parade ground. During the ceremony itself, you will be able to watch the parade on Horse Guards via big screens, set up around the Queen Victoria Memorial. Once the parade has ended, you will be in prime position to see the return of the Royal Procession to Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family’s balcony appearance. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an historic occasion. Gates will open at 8.30am and guests must be seated no later than 9.45am.  You will be required to remain seated until around 1pm.

There is limited accessible seating within the grandstand areas, and most seating is accessed by steps. We expect egress from the event area to be slow, due to high numbers of visitors in London also wanting to be part of this special occasion.  There will be toilet facilities and some refreshments provided.  Please note the seating areas are not covered, but ponchos and bottled water will be available in case of inclement weather.

 

If you would like the chance to take part in this historic event, register your details by 13 April 2022 by emailing details below to slamerton@britishlegion.org.uk.

 

We need names of ALL people attending the event, both parents and children, however, one contact email address for everyone is enough.

 

Name of ALL attendees:

Number of tickets required:

Email:

Accessibility requirements:

 

Kind regards,

 

Sara

Sara Lamerton

MKC Heroes Coordinator

Mobile: 07725480603

slamerton@britishlegion.org.uk

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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We extend a warm welcome to all our families and look forward to hosting family and community events soon. Mrs Kay Reynolds is our link worker and she liaises with SSCE Cymru Officers to support all service children and families at Prendergast C.P. School.

 

During this term, we are able to work in partnership with the VC Gallery, Haverfordwest and your children and we will share further information about the bespoke learning experiences with you via this page and Class Dojo soon.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ms Louise John

Headteacher

 

 

Remembrance Parade at St David's.

Our Military Kids Club (Heroes) being shown the ropes by a Physical Training Instructor on a recent visit to Cawdor Barracks.

Two powerful films and a bank of digital stories were launched on Tuesday 29th November 2016 at the Pierhead, Cardiff Bay, to raise awareness of what life is like for armed forces children in school in Wales.

 

The films have been made by pupils, parents and staff at Llantwit Major High School and Prendergast Community Primary School with support from the Ministry of Defence, the Army Families Federation, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and Storyworks UK. The initiative has been coordinated by the Welsh Local Government Association’s Supporting Service Children in Education Cymru project (SSCE Cymru).

 

The high profile launch event was sponsored by Kirsty Williams AM, Cabinet Secretary for Education who was joined by local authority leaders and high ranking members of the Armed Forces in Wales.

 

Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams AM said:

 

‘Children of service personnel sometimes move around a lot which can impact on the stability of their education. It is important, therefore, that we provide information and support to make sure their learning is not adversely affected. We hope these online films and digital stories will help schools and local authorities understand the circumstances that service children sometimes find themselves as well as providing a snap shot into the lives of service children in Wales today.’

 

Pictured below with Kirsty Williams is Mrs Davies, Mr Voros and Mrs Reynolds at the launch event.

All the films will be available on the project website www.sscecymru.co.uk 

 

As part of the STEPS team, with support from the Service Children in Education Grant, Prendergast Primary offers a rich provision for learners from an MOD background.

Inclusion

Children from an MOD background are included in all activities you will see on our website. We are fully aware of the number of journeys MOD children take before they arrive at the school. Once a child arrives at Prendergast, they are part of our “School Family” along with the rest of our learners.

 

MOD Keyworker

Mrs Kay Reynolds is our MOD Keyworker. In her role, Mrs Reynolds looks after the wellbeing and supports the learning of MOD Learners.

When children join our school, Mrs Reynolds is on hand to support children as they enter the school. She sends information to children and parents / carers before they arrive, a DVD showing what happens as part of the induction process, and meets children and adults when they arrive at the school. Mrs Reynolds oversees the induction progress and “Passport”. (A “getting to know you” document telling staff all about the child, things that they like and enjoy and helping the child to get to know the school and staff.)

 

During an MOD child’s life at Prendergast, they have the option to speak to Mrs Reynolds or any member of our wellbeing team if they have a problem, or need support. Support is also on hand should a child requires additional support in their learning.

If parents and carers have any questions about our school, any concerns about their child’s induction, or just to have a chat about themselves, Mrs Reynolds is available every Friday morning as part of our “Forces Friday” Drop-in Clinic. No appointment is necessary at this time, but should you require something specific, please leave a message on the answerphone service to let us know you will be attending and what you require.

If you are mobilised to Cawdor and looking for support in arranging a placement in a Haverfordwest School, please get in touch below.

Meet our MoD Key Worker - Mrs Kay Reynolds

Contact our MOD Keyworker

Please fill in the form below to send a message to Mrs Reynolds. Please do not send confidential information through this facility.

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