In 2011, the RCET funded the production of the film “Forces Kids—This is My Life”. This film shows children and young people speaking openly and honestly about their lives as part of Armed Forces families particularly when a family member is on deployment. Link to DVD to be viewed in its entirety

A “Forces Kids – This is My Life” Support Pack accompanies the DVD. Click here for PDF of Support Pack

Forces Kids Drama

In 2015, RCET commissioned a schools drama production to present the keys issues highlighted in the DVD “Forces Kids – This is My Life to primary school pupils.

Suggested Resources

In 2016, RCET produced eight Resource Boxes filled with books, games and activities to support schools, community groups and families discuss the sensitive issues of separation, loss, feelings and other issues associated with being part of an Armed Forces family. These were distributed across Scotland and if you would like to find out more about these resources please contact or telephone 0131 240 2224.

Continuing Professional Development

The RCET offers CPD workshops and Conference presentations.







Currently the workshops offered are:

  • Listening to Children’s Voices
  • Towards an Emotionally Literate School
  • Dealing with separation
  • Living in a Veteran Family

To find out more about the CPD programme or to book a workshop please contact or telephone 0131 240 2224.


The RCET is committed to commissioning research to support the aims of the Education Programme.

The RCET and the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science have jointly funding a post-graduate studentship at the University of Stirling. Believed to be the first research of its type to be undertaken in Scotland, this research is focusing on “Exploring the experiences of children and young people from armed forces families in Scottish Schools.”

The RCET also facilitates a small network of Researchers across the UK who are interested in or are undertaking research into aspects of the education and wellbeing or young people from Armed Forces families. To find out more about this or if you would like to join the network please contact or telephone 0131 240 2224.