Cross at constant rule changing

A blog from Army&You’s autumn edition by Nathaniel My dad is in the army, and for the past four years I have been a boarder at my school while we have lived overseas. Over the last year I’ve felt unsure...

Growing pains

Navigating childhood is challenging and coping with military life can be an additional complication for service children and young people. This, together with the ordeals of COVID-19, has led to some youngsters...

A class apart

Not everyone understands army family life and it’s not easy to explain to your civilian friends what it’s really like. In school, you might be feeling a bit low because one of your parents is away on exercise, ...

Coming of age

Growing up in an army family is ever-changing, challenging and often difficult to navigate, but it’s also character-building and can help develop a unique set of skills. So what is military life like for teenag...

Story challenge for children

Charity Little Troopers has launched a national story writing competition for military children on the theme of ‘my military life’. Children aged eight to 14 are being asked to write a story that relates to th...

Remembrance tools for teachers

Teachers and parents can help children and teenagers understand the importance of Remembrance by using a new range of free resources which has been launched by the Royal British Legion and National Literacy Tru...

Building trust, bettering lives

“Our family will remain eternally grateful for all the support we have received from the Armed Forces Education Trust.” Since its origins in the 1850s as a home for the orphans of soldiers in London, the Armed...

Reshaping to better serve forces families

The Directorate Children & Young People (DCYP) has recently undergone a restructure, dividing its responsibilities across two separate organisations to better serve the needs of you and your service childre...

Success in song

A group of young singers have recorded Welcome Home, a song written by service children, for service children, with The Voice! finalist, Bethzienna Williams, at Abbey Road Studios in London. The song won first p...

The perinatal window

Nicola Flanagan is a military wife and mum to three young boys. She’s also an antenatal teacher, perinatal mental health and birth trauma therapist. During her last posting in Tidworth, she ran classes for ante...