Military Out Of Schools
The armed forces visit a significant proportion of schools in the UK each year. They offer school presentation teams, youth teams and 'careers advisors' and lessons plans. The Government's 'military ethos and skills' programme includes a number of initiatives including the expansion of cadet forces within state schools to encourage the military 'spirit'. Other developments could see schools being run exclusively by ex-forces personnel or sponsored by the MoD and the armed forces. Should the armed forces by given access to children within schools and colleges? Is the military's agenda and the development of a 'military ethos' appropriate within education?
Are you a teacher, parent or school/college student? Please help us by completing a survey on your experience of military activities in education
ForcesWatch are conducting 2 online surveys about armed forces activities in schools and colleges. Information from these surveys will provide vital detail that will inform our campaign.
If you are a teacher or other member of staff in a school or college, go here
If you are a parent or school/college student, go here
Please take a few minutes to take part. Any information you can provide will be useful and your responses will be treated with complete confidentiality.
Many thanks for your help!