Seminar to put spotlight on Service kids

A SEMINAR focusing on the needs of Forces children and how they are supported at school is being hosted by Kingston University and Reading Force. The event will see the University’s teacher training students...

Youngsters bring the swing at restored chapel

MORE than 100 young musicians from across Hampshire are joining forces tomorrow (10 November) to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and the reopening of an historic military landmark. The concert, on...

Together as one

MKC Heroes is a national support group for military children which uses a network of after-school clubs to bring together youngsters aged between three and 18. Members are ambassadors for Service families acr...

Military Child

WRITTEN one evening at boarding school, Lottie Butterworth (14) sent this poem to her dad who has been away on an eight-month tour in Afghanistan. It was inspired by the dandelion, the flower of military childr...

Forces fight club

Alive Amateur Boxing Club in Tidworth, founded by serving soldier Chris Milligan, has only been running since 2015, but it already has almost 300 children and adults on its books, around half of which are conne...

A hero to hold

MILITARY wife Jo Lomax made her first Huggable Hero to comfort her friend’s little girl when her dad was about to deploy and now there are Huggable Heroes all over the world, helping to reduce separation anxiet...

Moving between schools

GOOD news if your child is moving schools in England – a recent collaboration between the Department for Education and the MOD’s Directorate for Children and Young People means that there have been changes to t...

Appealing action

Nia Davies and husband Steve have been married 11 years and have two children, Danny (10) and Milly (8). After a nine-month tour in Afghanistan for Steve, the family were looking forward to some time together a...