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Service Champion

Mrs Mills is our Service Champion who helps to support our military children, and families at St Marys. 

Putting this support in place reflects the importance of service children within our school community. They make a hugely valuable contribution to our school and we want to make sure that we look after their particular needs. 



If you have any messages for Mrs Mills, you can contact her directly via 

Remembrance Day 2023

Wattisham Airfield Design Technology Summer Term Challenge!

Military Child Month 2023



Today we were very lucky to have two visitors;  WO2 Mills and Lance Corporal Fisher, who conducted a special assembly for Military Child Month.

The children enjoyed learning about different aspects of the military and watching Olive from Year 6 and Chance from Year 5 have a race getting into a special protective suit.

Thank you to our visitors and to all the children for getting involved with the day and celebrating Military Child Month!  Thank you to you all for donating generously - it is not too late to add to our total using the following link: 


We have also been set a creative challenge to design an item  for the soldiers in the Hacker Space at Wattisham Flying Station to make using their amazing 3D printers - further details will follow!


Congratulations to Fraser who won the medal design competition with Babergh County Council, as a part of Armed Forces Day celebrations! Fraser did an amazing design inspired by his Dad! Fraser was invited to attend the Armed Forces Day Parade, and was given his prize by the Mayor of Hadleigh. Well done Fraser! St Marys are proud to support our Armed Forces families, and thank our service children for their support of their grown-ups, who do so much for our country.

St Mary's Military Community

Armed Forces Day 2022

The 25th of June is Armed Forces Day. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Sergeant Hargreaves explaining to the children what the day is all about. The children enjoyed learning about all the different branches of the Armed Forces. 

The children have been invited by Babergh & Mid Suffolk District Council, to take part in a competition designing a Medal for their heroes. Entries to be put in the entry post box in school reception. 


Celebrating Military Child Month!

To round off Military Child Month, we had a dress down day with money being donated to Little Troopers Charity.  It was so lovely to see all the children joining in and showing support for Military children. 


We also had some military visitors, Staff Sergeant Mills and Lance Corporal Marsh for a special Assembly. They talked to the children about the Apache helicopter and their jobs maintaining them. They asked for volunteers to try on safety equipment, which the children really enjoyed!

There were prizes handed out by Mrs Mills our Service Champion for some amazing work completed by the children supporting Military Child Month. 



Military Child Month Competition Entries

April is the month of the Military Child!

The ‘Month of the Military Child’ is a time to applaud Armed Forces families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. At St Mary's we are immensely proud of our service children, and are looking forward to showing our support throughout April. 

Support for Military Families 

Children’s Education Advisory Service