A message from Mrs Ludkin.
Hello everyone, my name is Mrs Ludkin and I am the MKC School Welfare Officer at Nansloe Academy. Growing up as a service child myself and then marrying a serving member of the Royal Navy, I have then revisited these experiences through the eyes of my own children and can fully empathise with the joys and stresses that service life can sometimes cause. Moving home, moving schools and separations (long or short) can be stressful and unsettling for all the family, especially for children, and this can sometimes cause some emotional distress. My role within school is to help and support you as a family navigate your way through any changes that might occur. MKC Heroes provides a safe and nuturing place where children can talk, share experiences and build relationships with other children and staff who understand and can give emotional support when needed.
If you like more information about MKC Heroes or if you would like to discuss any issues related to emotional support, please do not hesitate to get in touch. An appointment can be made through the school office.
I look forward to getting to know you as a family as your children journey through the school.
What is MKC Heroes?
MKC Heroes is a unique international pupil voice initiative formed to support the children of Service personnel and Veterans. Members of MKC Heroes are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the world. MKC Heroes is supported by The Royal British Legion.
We have lots of Service children here at Nansloe Academy and we have a very large MKC Heroes club of around 40 children! For our youngest members, the MKC leader regularly visits the Reception classroom in order to build relationships during their first year at school. The Key Stage One and Key Stage Two children all meet together once a week, for an after school club and regularly look to raise money for charity. The children help to plan our weekly sessions and these vary greatly from week to week. We play a range of games together inside and outside, use the parachute, carry out craft activities and even occasionally do some cooking!
We have very strong links with RNAS Culdrose and regularly have visitors or service personnel in, to talk about their roles and experiences. In addition to this, frequent trips are made to the base and the children have the opportunity to explore the environment and take part in STEM activities with the Culdrose Naval Training School. We also participate annually in the British Legion Remembrance Day Parade in Helston and observe the Freedom of Helston parade as a whole school.