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06 February 2013

Forces Kids - This is my life

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Force Kids – This Is My Life from Royal Caledonian Education Trust on Vimeo.


Commissioned and funded by the Royal Caledonian Education Trust, Forces Kids – This is My Life is a very moving and honest insight into the feelings of young people when a member of their family is deployed to a combat zone.


The 27 minute short film was made in 2012 by award winning social enterprise company, Teeny Tiny Films and features the real life experiences of around 30 primary and secondary Armed Forces children in Scotland. The film is an invaluable resource which deserves to be shared with many others across Scotland and beyond so that awareness can be raised of the issues highlighted and how young people and their families can be better supported during these potentially traumatic times.


The film is an invaluable resource which deserves to be shared with many others across Scotland and beyond so that awareness can be raised of the issues highlighted and how young people and their families can be better supported during these potentially traumatic times.


The Aims of this film are:-



The educational context for the film in Scotland lies within the Mental and Emotional Wellbeing outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence – Health and Wellbeing


The sections in the film are:-


First Memories; Questions; Getting Ready; Cracking On; Barriers; Reaching Out; Comms; Homefront; R & R; Home coming; Re-adjusting.


The accompanying support pack provides resources for children and adults, emphasising the importance of Emotional Literacy and Active Listening in raising standards of attainment, improving personal achievement and life chances for Scotland’s potentially vulnerable children and young people.


Although this film focuses on Armed Forces children, it has been described as a “must see for everyone”.


Schools, community organisations and individuals who are interested in receiving a copy of the RCET DVD ‘Forces Kids – This is My Life’ and accompanying teachers pack should email EdProgOfficer@rcet.org.uk.

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