Norfolk Service Children’s Conference

On Thursday 8th March Royal Air Force Marham hosted 45 delegates from schools across Norfolk that teach Service children, the delegates included Educational Psychologists, the Local Authority and Norfolk County Council.

With over 1,200 service children currently in Norfolk schools the aim of the day was to give an insight into the conditions of service life and the psychological impact on military families, in particular during the stressful periods of operational deployments.

The group met with serving personnel, a spouse and mother and a young person who each gave a different perspective of service life. The conference was in keeping with the Norfolk Community Covenant that had been signed the day before at County Hall with the priority areas focussing on Education, Skills and Employment alongside Building Communities and Health and Welfare.

The event had been organised by Marham Infant School Head teacher Michaela Webb. With approximately 95% of children attending the school from Service families she said “This was a really positive day that has helped to raise awareness of educating service children. A massive thank you to RAF Marham for their help and support”.

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