Charles Dunphie
Matthew Middler, RCET and Charles Dunphie (ABF The Soldiers’ Charity) are read to by a forces child at Colinton Primary School.

A unique education support programme benefiting young people from armed forces families across Scotland has been boosted with a £10k donation from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

Scotland’s Armed Forces children’s charity, RCET, works directly with young people from armed forces families and provides education support, including resources and training, to teachers and other professionals to help them recognise and deal with the anxieties, challenges and learning obstacles that some experience while at school.

RCET Education Programme Manager, Moira Leslie explains “We want every child from an Armed Forces family to reach their full potential. This isn’t always achievable if they are moving between different education systems and their learning is interrupted, or if they are anxious about a parent who is away from home on active service.

“We strive to give a voice to children from Armed Forces families who might otherwise not be heard” said Moira.  “This considerable and very generous donation from The Soldiers’ Charity will go a long way to achieving these aims.”

This is the second year that The Soldiers’ Charity has donated £10k in support of RCET’s work.  Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity said: “The Soldiers’ Charity is here to support not just those serving men and women, but their families too. With the grants to RCET we are ensuring their children receive the best possible educational support. RCET is a charity with a proven track record of getting the best out of those children it assists so we are very proud to be supporting them.”

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