Youth Participation | board game and comic book co-produced by armed forces young people to launch at Scottish Parliament in June

A working group of armed forces young people have co-produced a board game and comic learning resource to help civilian peers, as well as those who support them or make important decisions about their future, better understand the lives they lead.

Funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has enabled Forces Children Scotland to work directly with the young people to co-develop a board game and comic book, in partnership with Dekko Comics and Connect Communications.

Many young people from serving and veteran families have told Forces Children Scotland that they feel a seldom-heard group and that their lived experience and how this can affect the lives they lead are simply not on the radar of many civilian spheres.

The newly co-produced board game and comic book aims to provide a creative solution which will help to raise greater awareness of both positive and challenging aspects experienced by young people from serving and veteran families.

The project received backing from Alexander Stewart MSP, who published a motion of support in the Scottish Parliament, who later met our working group to learn more about their lived experience during a creative residential held in Edinburgh.

Young people will showcase the project at the Scottish Parliament in June, who will issue a call to policy-makers to include the board game and comic book as part of compulsory teacher training/continual professional development.

For further information please contact gary.seath@forceschildrenscotland.org.uk