Last Friday, we were delighted that four Aureus students took part in the very first Oxfordshire Service Pupil Conference in Oxford, an event which brings KS2 and KS3 Service children together from across Oxfordshire to share experiences and to have some fun!
The life of a service child is truly unique having to face a number of challenges through their journey through education. This conference for service pupils across the County aims to celebrate their unique journey within Oxfordshire schools and will enable them to have a voice as to how they are supported and how this support might be improved.
Our students discussed what we can do for service children in our school and how parents can keep the schools informed when they are deployed. We took part in exercises to help show service children what kind of things their parents have to do in their day to day roles in the forces. The students had some great ideas and showed enthusiasm and a willingness to share with others, in particular with ideas on how they could share the life of a service child to other children at their own schools in assemblies.
With input from Professor Alison Baverstock, SkillForce and other Armed Forces related speakers, It was a fantastic experience for all those that attended.