Our aim is to provide our service children effective support as they face challenges that often go beyond the experience of the majority of families and children in the UK.
Pod Squad offers a safe haven where children can have time to express themselves out of the classroom environment through structured play activities and where they are offered lots of support not only via our Pod Squad Leader but their friends as well.
The children enjoy a variety of activities and challenges, designed to help them have fun, as well as opportunities to talk about things they want to share.
"I like sharing my ideas and taking Sgt Jam home," says Lilly
Ava: "I want to go to Pod Squad everyday!"
Aimee: "We listen to each other and try to help our friends if they are missing daddy/mummy."
"I love Pod Squad because we do fun activities!" says Aisha
Each year we have a Camo Day which the whole school takes part. We have a team of people from our local barracks who, with our Pod Squad Leader's help, organise a day of fun activities for all. The whole day helps us all to appreciate the many different roles some of our parents, and others, have within the military.
Throughout the day, children take part in a variety of exercises including:
- learning how to march smartly where we follow instructions
- completing an obstacle course where we show our perseverance
- interviewing a soldier where we show our good listening skills
- sort mail in a make-shift post office
- eat out lunch out of mess tins
It is also an opportunity to raise funds for The Soldiers Charity.
All in all it is a brilliant day, whatever the weather!
For further information, please contact the school office.
Telephone: 0115 925 2928
Email Address: email@example.com
Address: Eskdale Drive, Chilwell, Nottingham, NG9 5FN
SCISS - Service Children in State Schools
SCISS is an affiliation of thousands of state-maintained schools in England that have Service children on roll and is led by a National Executive Advisory Committee (NEAC) of headteachers; Local Authority officers/advisers; representatives from the three Armed Forces Families Federations and personnel from the DfE and MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People (DCYP).