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Eggbuckland Vale Primary School & Nursery

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Service Families Information


The Service Club of Forces Families (SCOFFs) has restarted for this school year, you can read about it and see the meeting dates below.

What is SCOFFS?
SCOFFS is a club that we run each month in our school. It’s open to all our service families and their children. The session runs for an hour after school, 3.30 – 4.30pm and children need to be accompanied by an adult each time they come to our club.


What’s the purpose of SCOFFS?
We know that many of our service families come to Plymouth and leave other family members behind. We know how difficult and isolating this can be for both parents and children. Our SCOFFS club is an opportunity for you to mix with other service families and for us to offer you support. 


What happens at SCOFFS?
We do all sorts of activities including art and crafts, cooking, sports and trips, to name a few. We also welcome your ideas and suggestions of what you would like to do.


Can I just turn up for SCOFFS?
Yes, the majority of activities are open to just come to a session. Sometimes we have to arrange activities where we need to know the number of children attending due to space and resources but we would let you know in advance if this happens.


HMS Heroes run 2 lunch time clubs each week:

  • Wednesday's lunch time club is a variety of activities including craft, board games, circle time activities and many more. A chance to mix with other service children and catch up with the Heroes leaders.
  • Friday lunch time is a quieter session with a library visit to change books. The Heroes leaders are also happy to read their school reading books for an extra practice. Educational worksheets and a chance to be helped to communicate with deployed parents.

The Royal British Legion have written an article abouth the HMS Heroes organisation in their magazine, you can read it below.

An initiatve has been launched to encourage service families with children to read together and make a scrapbook about it, it's called Reading Force and you can visit the website to find out all about it below.