Hero Kids is a dynamic new set of educational activities designed to encourage charitable giving, team work and shared values whilst giving pupils a true understanding of how we help those who have sustained injuries and illnesses while serving in the British Armed Forces
Our lesson plans aim to empower children to see beyond illness and injury, help them understand the importance of ‘purpose’, encourage them to reach their potential and inspire them to have a positive impact on society.
You can download each lesson plan below as well as view the reference documents and request the full Hero Kids pack. There are even activities we've created specifically for younger kids.
Dress as a Hero Day creates an opportunity for children to learn about values and share what they admire in others in a group environment.
This class uses real life stories, research and role play to educate children on the challenges facing those with a disability. Also, to instil an understanding of adversity and how through feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength – the beneficiaries of Help for Heroes have triumphed after sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good.
The Heroes Fun 30 activity is designed to help children experience new things and learn new skills.
They will gain an understanding that, while challenges can sometimes be difficult, ultimately perseverance is rewarding. The activities are designed to be free or low cost in order that the children can actively participate.
Being active and learning new skills is an important part of recovery for the wounded, injured and sick Veterans, Servicemen and woman. Pupils will read Anita’s story and learn how she has pushed and challenged herself.
Heroes Hat Trick is an obstacle course designed to help children to empathise with our Veterans, Servicemen and women who are wounded, injured or sick, and of course anyone who may have restricted movement or vision.
The activity has been created to help develop an understanding of the physical and emotional effects of disability. It promotes a variety of skills, including teamwork, communication, plus a strong focus on raising aspirations.
Heroes Money Box helps children understand the impact of fundraising, focusing on the importance of public donations and teaches how to raise money for good causes.
Lessons will focus on the history, ethos and evolution of Help for Heroes and how each donation, no matter how small, goes a long way. This supports curriculum subjects including social enterprise, mathematics and British values.
Heroes Bunting, is an interactive lesson which supports mathematics, reading, writing, history, art and design. Use the bunting alongside a discussion around our Armed Forces and what they do, careers, where they are stationed etc. or when you are covering topics such as the WW1 and WW2.
Our Heroes bunting has been designed to represent each of the British Armed Forces. Importantly for this lesson, they have their own colours - navy blue for the Royal Navy, red for the British Army and light blue for the Royal Air Force.
Host a bake sale during Armed Forces Week in the last week of June and be part of The Force for Good. Help us raise money for the wounded, injured and sick Veterans, Servicemen and women so that we can help them to reach their potential.
Use our activities and questions to explore further learning opportunities such as organisational skills, British values, mathematics, art and design.
Big or small, every donation makes a difference to our wounded Servicemen and women and their loved ones.