Military children from primary schools in Wrexham and Flintshire took part in a free virtual workshop run by the charity Little Troopers.

The children at Sandycroft School CP in Flintshire and St Mary's Catholic School in Wrexham, who all have parents currently serving in the British Armed Forces, logged in to the Little Troopers at School workshop with 260 other children from across Wales.

Using storytelling, imaginative play, drawing, movement and drama, the children got to explore some the unique challenges that forces life can bring such as having a parent deployed overseas and regularly having to move home and school.

The workshop was funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust and delivered as part of Supporting Service Children in Education (SSCE) Cymru, which is run by the Welsh Local Government Association and aims to provide the best possible educational support for Service children in Wales. There are estimated to be more than 2,500 military children in schools across the country.

Amelia, a pupil at St Mary's, said: "Myself and my sister Annabelle enjoyed the activities they gave us to do, they were fun.

"We had an amazing time drawing our super hero outfits and jumping around in our super hero poses.

"We enjoyed listening to the story because it showed how we have moved seven times."

Louise Fetigan, founder and operations manager at Little Troopers, said: "We were delighted to be asked by the Welsh Government Association to deliver some of our Little Troopers at School resources to children in Wales through this virtual workshop.

"Our charity is committed to ensuring all schools have a good understanding of the unique challenges that military life can bring and that all military children can access support at school if they need it.

"We hope the children have had lots of fun today and enjoyed coming together to celebrate what it really means to be a 'Little Trooper'."

Bethan Rees, a teacher from Sandycroft School added: "Sandycroft have a low number of children with serving parents in the Armed Forces, so this was an amazing opportunity for those children to be celebrated.

"The children thoroughly enjoyed celebrating how brave and resilient service children are."

The workshop is part of a wider nationwide partnership between Little Troopers and SSCE Cymru which has also seen 400 primary schools in Wales received bilingual versions of Little Troopers storybooks for their school libraries and 100 schools given bilingual copies of the Little Troopers Primary Wellbeing Course template; a six-week course focusing on the themes of belonging, identity, mindfulness, managing change and coping with separation.

Millie Taylor, SSCE Cymru programme manager, said: "It's really important that all schools have a welcoming Armed Forces friendly environment and that service children feel acknowledged and supported."

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