Enchanting Evernight

Paperback price £7.99, published by Andersen Press In this edition’s Army&You and Reading Force Book Club, our forces youngsters share their views on Evernight, written by Ross MacKenzie... ELLA JONES (11...

Scotty’s fund helps bereaved forces children

Children’s military charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been awarded £60,000 of the government’s emergency COVID-19 fund, administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. Scotty’s Little Soldiers has b...

Complete commitment

Steph Fawdry loves being a teacher, and ten years ago, she became head at RAF Benson Community Primary School which has almost 100 per cent service children. From the moment she got the role, she’s been determi...

One big family

Service children from Barton Stacey School’s Base Club had a visit from the Army Flying Museum in Hampshire recently to design and decorate kit bags. AFF’s Hampshire co-ordinator, Alison McLeish, tells us more…...

The value of volunteering

For our young people, making a positive difference in their community can boost confidence, expand social circles, enhance life skills and future employability, and – importantly – also bridge the gap between s...

The love of letters

Forces charity, Little Troopers, has launched a new initiative to support military children as they move home to a new posting. Little Troopers Letters is a free pack that encourages children to exchange lette...

Building resilience in schools

The powerful stories of how injured veterans tackled adversity are helping children to cope with the pressures of lockdown during the COVID-19 crisis. The Making Generation R programme of workshops, created by...

Lesson library

If you have been home educating your children, you’ll know how important it is to find free and engaging content online. The army has recently introduced a fantastic new online learning platform called the Les...

The Elephant Crossing

The Elephant Crossing, published by Matriarch Publishing, priced £10. Author Justine McGrath and artist Justine Simpson Worboys share a love of creativity that has endured since their school days. They have ju...

Material that matters

Your little ones can go through tricky times if they move home, are separated from their serving parent or even when they’re reunited after long periods apart. Books, activity packs and crafts are a great way o...