MKC Heroes meets every other week with Mrs Newcomb on Fridays.
Here, we raise concerns, talk about worries and create fantastic projects together. It is a true pupil voice group. The names of the group comes from the idea that in your own home you can be a Hero, supporting the parent left behind, caring for your brothers and sisters and being brave when your parent or family member is in a dangerous place.
It is “a safe place to talk because you know your friends will understand how you feel because they feel the same”. We can speak openly about our issues and challenge our schools to respond, through the group rather than having to single ourselves out.
Many Heroes experience the trauma brought about by the cycle of Service deployment and value support that does not make us feel ‘different’. Our motto, ‘Together as One’, was devised around this theme, by combined agreement, as was our logo, drawn by a primary school member. The key words we use to show the support that we want from MKC Heroes are: strength, hope, trust, care and support.
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