MKC Heroes (Formally HMS Heroes)is a national support group for the children of Service men and women and their relatives. A tri-Service network school clubs, MKC Heroes brings together members of Service families aged between three and 18 years old from all over the country. Our members are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the United Kingdom, and most importantly, they are friends who are there for each other, especially in times of need.
We meet every week and play games and chat.
When we come to the delegates group, it is “a safe place to talk because you know your friends will understand how you feel because they feel the same”. We can speak openly about our issues and challenge our schools to respond, through the group rather than having to single ourselves out.
Many Heroes experience the trauma brought about by the cycle of Service deployment and value support that does not make us feel ‘different’. Our motto, ‘Together as One’, was devised around this theme, by combined agreement, as was our logo, drawn by a primary school member. The key words we use to show the support that we want from MKC Heroes are: strength, hope, trust, care and support.
Welcome from our Forces Liaison Coordinator
Hello, My name is Mrs Pickering and I am the Forces Liaison Coordinator here at Wallop Primary School. I am also the Owls Class Learning Support Assistant and the school's ELSA.
I was part of the military family for seventeen years before my husband made the decision to leave the Army.
My daughter spent her first nine years as a military child, attending four different pre-schools in three different countries, therefore I have an acute understanding of what a massive impact moving house and moving schools can be to you and your children.
Our aim here at Wallop is to make your child's transition here to our school as smooth as possible and ensure that they feel part of our school as quickly as possible.
We have recently started a Forces Club that is run on a Wednesday lunchtime, offering the children time to get to meet other forces children in an informal surrounding. We play games and have circle time where they can talk in a small group about any worries they may have about life as a military child.
We are a very friendly school so we hope that your child/ren will feel happy and settled as so as possible. Sometimes it takes a little longer to settle, so, please, if you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
We look forward to meeting you soon.