“Understanding the pressures of life in a Forces family will not only promote a broader understanding of their particular situation and needs within the education system, but also encourage empathy among staff, pupils and the wider community.”
Reading Force gives books and special scrapbooks to Forces families and encourages them to share books and chat about them, whether at home together or separated by deployment or training, in which case they can read over Skype or Facetime. Taking part in Reading Force has proved to give families continuity, and helps to keep them close and communicating well.
The free event takes place from 1pm to 4pm on Friday 22 March in the Lawley Lecture Theatre at the University’s Kingston Hill Campus. Places can be booked online.