What is HMS Heroes?
HMS Heroes is a unique international pupil voice initiative formed to support the children of Service personnel and Veterans. Members of HMS Heroes are ambassadors and young advocates for Service families across the world. HMS Heroes is supported by The Royal British Legion.
We have lots of Service children here at Nansloe Academy and we have a very large HMS Heroes club of around 40 children! They meet once a week, Reception and Key Stage One children meet during a lunchtime and KS2 children stay for an after school club. The children help to plan our weekly sessions and these vary greatly from week to week. Sometimes we play games together outside, use the parachute, have time on the iPads, carry out craft activities and sometimes we even do cooking!
We have very strong links with RNAS Culdrose and last term Mr Penrose and his colleague visited us to talk about their jobs in the Navy. The children really enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and to explore their life saving equipment. We were also very lucky to have Father Christmas visit us in a helicopter at Christmas. He delivered presents to all the children and they (and the staff) were very excited about his visit!