Mission possible

Bereaved forces children can take part in top-secret missions at home, in the garden or in the park, thanks to a partnership between charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers and education provider Commando Joe’s. The ...

The son of a soldier

To commemorate April’s Month of the Military Child, we are sharing a poignant poem written by year 11 pupil, Jese Raratabu, from Wavell School, who wrote it as part of his English GCSE work during lockdown… Be...

Rich resource

If there's a young person in your family or perhaps you teach service children, then it’s worth taking a look at Little Troopers’ fantastic new secondary school resource hub to help support service children age...

High and lows of life in the ‘junior ranks’

By Alex, aged nine I live with my mum, dad and brother Ollie who’s eight. My dad is in the REME and this means that we usually have to move every two or three years. I’ve lived in five different houses an...

Paperchains award-winning entries

Following the Paperchains Project, a lockdown initiative which created a spotlight for young people, including armed forces families, to express their feelings through art, poetry or writing, Army&You is de...

The Paperchains Project

The idea for Paperchains came from author A.G. Smith, whose ground-breaking work in prisons has been highlighted by Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire and BBC Radio 4’s PM. It was created following the Prime Minist...

BOOK CLUB – ART ADMIRATION

In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters share their views – via their parents – on Joseph Coelho’s Luna Loves Art... EVA (4) AND ISLA (3) We really enjoyed reading th...

Highland help for service children

Highland Council leads a group that promotes better understanding of what service life is like for children and young people. The Military Liaison Group Education aims to ensure your child’s time at school is t...

Your Mind Matters

The Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET), Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, has a new service supporting military youngsters across Scotland with their mental health. ‘Your Mind Matters’ – the fir...

Writing from the heart

Army veteran and Never Such Innocence (NSI) Poet in Residence Clive Sanders writes poems on a daily basis and when he posts them on his Facebook page, tens of thousands of people view them. Here, he shares how ...