HMS Heroes

HMS Heroes

We are the HMS Heroes at Montpelier Primary School. We are pupils from service families and we represent all the children who have a family member in the armed forces. We support each other and work as part of a bigger team of Plymouth schools who represent all service children in the Plymouth area.

Here at Montpelier we have a group called Jam Band led by Miss Gilbert and Mr Campbell. We meet on Wednesdays from 3.15-4.15pm.  It is completely free. Children from all year groups can attend and we play games, sing songs, play musical instruments, cooking,crafts and have lots of fun getting to know each other better. We have lots of opportunities to enter competitions and take part in activities across the city.

If you  have someone in your family who in in the armed forces and you would like to join us at Jam Band , speak to Mrs Gilbert or Mr Campbell or complete the form  in the PDF below.


Click below to find out more about HMS Heroes

Family Life Balance as a

Service Family

New support course for service families, beginning in September 2017. Open link below for more details of how to book your place.

MKC Heroes Kids Choir
If you enjoy singing and would like to meet new friends, have fun and sing, open the link below for information about the Military kids club choir.
Pennywell Farm Forces Family event 
Tuesday 15th August 
open the link below for details
Heritage Centre talks
There are a series of talks at the heritage centre aimed at adults,throughout the summer.Please open the link below to find out more details.
Latest Information for Service Families

For all the latest event updates, be sure to log onto the Royal Navy forums where you will find the most up to date information.  Subscribing to the Welfare Information forum will give you email alerts.

THE CHINA FLEET COUNTRY CLUB IS YOUR CLUB - Is your partner away on deployment?  Are you home again and feeling the pressure?  Need to spend some quality time with the family?  If the answer is yes then visit your club, the perfect place to relax.

As a serving Non Commissioned Royal Navy, Royal Marine or Reservist, you and your immediate family are automatic members of the China Fleet Country Club.

Visit us and relax in the Aqua Spa (exclusive reduced rates for you), splash about in our indoor pool (no monthly subscription applies for you), enjoy delicious food in the Brassiere (you will automatically receive 15% discount), enjoy a beauty treatment (you will automatically receive 15% discount), or stay the night (exclusive reduced room rates for you)
Visit our web site to find out more or call us on 01752 848668 Option 2.

UPDATE FROM SAIL - SEAFARERS ADVICE AND INFORMATION LINE - For the latest advice update from SAIL on financial matters, please click here.

ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL GROVE BROMLEY STAFFORSHIRE - Groups are invited to visit the Grove which has been created following 14 years of work.  The Grove is an integral part of the National Memorial Arboretum and they have been instrumental in signposting the way to their unique gardens along the River Thame and close to the railway viaduct. Guided tours can be arranged but you are also welcome to just turn up.  Many projects are currently under way and fundraising is continuing to create further memorials.  More information can be found at or email 

UK MARITIME FORCES COMMANDER HIGHLIGHTS ROYAL NAVY OPERATIONS OF 2016 - Please see below a link which highlights operations undertaken by HMS Daring, HMS Enterprise, the Amphibious Task Group and many other units.

UNION JACK CLUB NEWSLETTER - Please click here for the latest newsletter from the Union Jack Club with details of offers and events in London for Service Personnel and their families.

SERVICE TO CIVVY - ARE YOU PENSION READY- Veterans UK have recently launched a campaign to encourage Service Personnel, Veterans and their families to get 'Pension Ready'.  Please click here for the full story and information guide. 

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ADDITION TO CEA - With effect from January 2017, the Special Educational Needs Addition (SENA) to the Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) has been revised with important changes which parents and schools should be aware of.  For full details along with 'Frequently asked questions' put together by the DCYP, please click here.

SERVICE CHILDRENS KINGS CAMPS 2017 - Kings Camps are returning in 2017 to run sporting activity camps at HMS Drake for all service children at a discounted rate, subsidised by the RNRMC and Kings Foundation
The camps are for children aged 5 - 17 years and the dates for 2017 are:
Monday 10th - Thursday 13th April
Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August
Monday 7th - Friday 11th August
Monday 14th - Friday 18th August
The normal charge of £170 per child per week has been reduced to £60. More information about Kings Camps is available here.
To book your child's place, please call the Kings Camp team on 0114 263 2160 (places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

SUPPORTING VETERANS TOGETHER - Wednesday 1st FEBRUARY 2017 from 9:30am – 5pm at the Holiday Inn, Armada Way, Plymouth PL1 2HJ. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, FEATURING: A workshop where we will launch see Ap.Plymouth Military Advocacy Service and identify ways we can all better support veterans together across Plymouth.SUPPORTINGVETERANSTOGETHER@SEAP.ORG.UK 03003435719 FREE ADVANCE TICKETS

PANTO! 14 FEB 17 HMS DRAKE - A PANTS PIRATE ADVENTURE SHOW’ PANTOMIME – Will be held on February 14th in HMS Drake Theatre at 1800 to 2015 approx.  The British Forces Foundation in conjunction with the Panto Bua Theatre Company presents A PANTS PIRATES ADVENTURE SHOW.  Families of all serving Forces Personnel, MOD, Babcock and Interserve staff working in HMNB Devonport are invited to attend for FREE.  This is a ticketed event, to received tickets please send a request to  in the first instance or ring 9375 67985/65485.

CHINA FLEET CLUB VALENTINES DAY - Tuesday 14th February 2017.  If you are looking for something romantic this Valentine's Day then treat your loved one to a Valentines 5 course meal on Valentine's Day for £39.95 pp. View the menu here 
Book here or include an overnight stay with breakfast & a bottle of bubbly for £160 per couple.  Call 01752 848668 option 4 to book your stay

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We wanted to show you all the fantastic things that we do at Jam Band. So we went in to the ICT suite, worked together and compiled lots of reasons why we love Jam Band!
Here are some of the things the children have said about Jam band.
'I love having fun and playing games. Making muisc, having partys and eating food. Playing new instruments and making new friends and painting. Making models and parachuite games.'
'We come to jam band because our parents are in the forces.'
'We make lots of cool things!'
Bickleigh Stables
On June 24th as part of armed forces week, a small grup of HMS heroes children, accompanied by Miss gilbert and Mrs Williams spent a hot and sunny morning at Bickleigh Stables. We were welcomed and looked after by the stables manager Jenny and another member of staff Doug. The children learned how to wash and groom the horses and embraced the hands experience with great enthusiasm.
 Another horse Jacob stood patiently as we learned the names for different parts of his anatomy and stuck labels all over him. We then practiced lifting his foot after  Doug demonstrated how to clean his shoe. It was great to see the childrens confidence grow throughout the morning as they took on the challenge of a new experience.
Well done children for being perfect ambasadors for your school.
And some more which we took.
Here are  a few of the things our Heroes have been up to.
Jam Band
At jam Band on Wednesday 4th February  we used different materials to make collages. The children had so many fantastic ideas of what they wanted to do. Here are some pictures of them at work. 
What is so nice is the support and encouragment they give to each other.
On Wednesday 10th June Miss Somerville came to jam band and the children were able to spend time outside learning how to care for and pick up the chickens.  
At Jam.  Band on June 17th we got rather messy designing and painting our hands. The children had some unique ideas and enjoyed this different activity..
 Team games outside June 24th
Jam Band children really have become a great team, with children from foundation up to year 6 all working together. 
Team Building games
Chocolate dipping fruit
Armed Forces Day 2017
Click on the link below and go to "Whats  on" to find out whats happening on the Hoe on June 24th for Armed forces day.
Children can take their University passports to the MKC Herores tent and have them stamped to add more hours of learning towards your certificates.