Month of the Military Child
April was the month of the military child. 25% of our children are from forces families. We celebrated this month by holding a special assembly and an afternoon tea party where we invited our forces families to join us for tea and cake.
We are Forces club
We all have one thing in common
Our mums and dads are in the military
Here are few key facts about the military child:
April is the month of the military child
The dandelion is the flower for the military child
This is because when the seeds blow in the wind they settle anywhere, put their roots down and thrive. Just like us!
Purple is the colour of the military child. It is a mixture of red, green and blue uniforms
Poem for the military child
Dandelions put down roots almost anywhere and its almost impossible to destroy
It’s an unpretentious plant, yet good looking
It’s a survivor in a broad range of climates
Military children bloom everywhere the wind carries them
They are hardy and upright
Their roots are strong, cultivated deeply in the culture of the military, planted swiftly and surely
They’re ready to fly in the breeze that takes them to new adventures, new lands and new friends
Military children are well-rounded, culturally aware, tolerant and extremely resilient
They have learnt from an early age that home is where their hearts are.
That a good friend can be found in every corner of the world
They learn that to survive means to adapt.
That when one door closes, one chapter of their life opens up to a new and exciting adventure full of new friends and new experiences.