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National Storytelling Week | Forces Life

Gary Seath 5 months ago

Forces Life Media

National Storytelling Week | Sharing the Stories of Forces Children.

This fantastic annual event is a joyful celebration of the power of sharing stories across the United Kingdom and beyond.

Stories teach us about the world, they allow us to step into someone else’s shoes and feel empathy, they help us to relax and escape and they can help develop essential literacy skills.


Many young people have told Forces Children Scotland that they feel a seldom-heard group and that their lived experience, and how this can affect their lives is simply not on the radar of civilian audiences.

We work directly with young people to help civilian peers, educators, professionals, and policymakers walk in the shoes of a forces child. All of which to enhance understanding of the positive and challenging aspects of the lives they lead.

We are a trauma-informed organisation committed to championing the five core principles of safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness, and empowerment.

That means young people are provided a safe platform to share their lived experience and explore a variety of creative mediums to tell their stories.

Find out more | Forces Life Comic Book

One example of how we make wonderful things happen in terms of storytelling concerns our Forces Life Comic Book.

We have worked with young people from armed forces communities to co-develop a comic book that includes five short stories, based on their lived experience.

From topics like deployment, postings, education to wellbeing and much more, learn more about forces life, through the words and creativity of forces children.

We made this comic book happen with generous funding from ABF: The Soldier’s Charity and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.