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'Never assume resilience in Forces children'

Reading Force founder and Director, Dr Alison Baverstock, has written an insightful blog for TES - the key policy publication for education - about Forces children and how they can be better supported by schools. Written in response to the recently published report by the Children’s Commissioner on forces children, Alison outlines the realties of life for forces children and families…
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Books Featuring Forces Children

Hello Reading Force families! I'm Emma, I'm a Pad Brat and school librarian and I write a regular blog here about reading and Forces life. Forces life is unique. There are very few other lifestyles that allow children to travel and experience different cultures so freely and fully in a safe and supported community. This, however, is a blessing and…
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‘You’re all authors’ - Colinton Primary School’s Jeffrold Stories

Children’s author Vivian French launched Reading Force activity at Colinton Primary School, Edinburgh, in March. Vivian, who has written over 300 books, including The Cherry Pie Princess and Robe of Skulls, became an author later in life as she was told at school she was no good at writing! At Colinton she told the children ‘You’re all authors,’ and guided…
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Spring & Summer Recommended Reads

      Ages 4 to 7 What’s Next Door? by Nicola O’Byrne Interactive book which children step into, as they take part in the story and enter new environments from stormy seas to hot deserts and icy lands. My First Mog 123 by Judith Kerr Learn to count with the very lovable Mog!   Max Campion and the Great Race…
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