Staff and children of Amport Primary School recently visited the Armed Forces’ Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, to celebrate Armed Forces’ Day.
The staff and children of Amport Primary School recently visited the Armed Forces’ Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, to celebrate Armed Forces’ Day. There has been a long association between the school and the chaplains at Amport House and many of the pupils have parents serving in the military.
The highlight of the day was when a Merlin helicopter from RNAS Yeovilton flew in and landed on the front lawn of Amport House. The whole group were able to tour the inside of the aircraft and asked many questions about the aircraft itself and what it was like to fly for the Royal Navy.
The Headteacher, Bernadette Fleet said, “I can’t begin to say how overwhelmed the staff and children were following the fabulous day we had at Amport House. Earlier in the week we explained to the children the varied role of the armed forces to try to help them develop an understanding that being in the military is not just about fighting. Our children now have a better understanding of the positive things that our armed forces do all over the world. We also talked about how difficult it can be for families left behind as parents are deployed, which resonated with some of our children.”