Confidence-boosting challenge

Last year’s Annington Challenge proved to be a high point of the summer for a group of lucky service children, including 11 army youngsters. The challenge – Annington’s project for military youngsters run with...

Making an appeal

So your child hasn’t been offered a place at your preferred school, what next? If you decide to appeal, there are a few key things to consider… It’s important that you think about the reasons why your preferre...

Steps to schooling

Applying for a school place for your child may seem like a minefield. Here at AFF, we receive enquiries daily from families who are confused by the process or who are trying to appeal to get a place at an alter...

Colour among COVID’s cloud

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded a further 64 grants to projects that help postpandemic recovery in military communities. One such scheme that’s been a massive success is Artistic Tots, led by ...

Tech to tackle loneliness

A digital platform, where 16-19 year olds from armed forces families can meet online with others from the service community in a safe and secure environment, has recently launched. Connected Forces is being led...

The great teddy rescue

Six-year-old army kid Theo Carter (pictured right in main photo), from Kingston upon Thames, is on a mission to provide toys for those children who may not get a present this year. He’s launched Theo’s Teddy R...

Teachers’ toolkit

Education settings with service children have been benefiting from Little Troopers’ secondary school resource hub. Created in collaboration with teachers, families and behavioural experts, the available assets...

Springboard of support

Military charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the armed forces, has re-shaped its Springboard programme for adults ...

The word on Wales

If you’re posted to Wales or are already living there, don’t miss the new guide for families from SSCE Cymru – Supporting Service Children in Education Wales. You’ll find useful information on multiple topics,...

Pupils’ doorstep deliveries

Hornbill Primary School, an MOD School in Brunei, has been adapting to new ways of working as the island has recently gone into lockdown due to the pandemic. Brunei remained COVID-free for most of last year an...