Setting the standard

How does a university ensure it involves and supports its local military population? Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) is a shining example. During the summer, it opened its Centre for Military Research, Educa...

Service with a smile

A day at school need not be all about sitting behind a desk – there’s the chance for pupils to get active, bust some military myths and maximise their potential with a visit from one of the army engagement team...

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...

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...

Clued up on cash

Teaching children about money matters early on will help them to better manage their finances as they get older. NetVoucherCodes.co.uk has some top tips for honing good home economics habits... Lead by example...

Life of a page turner

Reading Force has proudly launched a new resource for young people aged 11 and above – a reading journal called ‘Life of a Page Turner’. The charity worked with an enthusiastic group of young people to find ou...

A problem shared…

Networking as an older military child is important as it provides a chance to share experiences and support others. We spoke to Tilly Radwell, 22, who’s set up The Real Troopers on Instagram to do just that... ...

NEETs in your nest?

According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, young people live with their parents for longer than they did 20 years ago. For service families with over-18s who are still at home and ...