cadets, military in schools colleges

06/01/2016 3thehardwaypoets.wordpress.com

Video of the poet Lydia Towsey performing her new spoken-word poem, 'Daisy', which criticises the UK military's influence in schools.

06/01/2016 The Star; The Express

Personnel from the Army recently visited a school as part of a 'British Values Day'; concerns have recently been raised both about armed forces school visits and compulsory 'British Values' education.

Take part in the Education Committee's 'purpose and quality of education' in England inquiry! Here's a short guide on how to make a quick submission that emphasises the importance of critical thinking education.

08/12/2015 Citizenship Foundation, The Independent, BBC

The Citizenship Foundation has questioned the obligation on schools to teach 'British values'. This comes at a time when evidence has emerged that Muslim students are afraid to question the government or the media in school for fear of being labelled extremists.

Two recent examples of armed forces visits to primary schools; are such visits appropriate?

23/11/2015 The Telegraph, Independent School Parent, ForcesWatch

Two recent articles have championed the Combined Cadet Force. We note some concerns that they deny/overlook.

16/11/2015 Stroud Against The Cuts

Our Education Worker Owen spoke at an event in Stroud on the concerns raised by the military's growing influence in the education system, and gave a short video interview, talking about our work.

11/11/2015 ForcesWatch comment This article was first published by Schools Week.

We explore remembrance within education in the context of the plethora of military activities, commemorations, celebrations and military values that schools are being encouraged to take on. And, in the light of, the absence of a compulsory and organised curriculum of peace education within UK schools, our new report shows.

09/11/2015 The Guardian

Concern over No 10’s ‘military ethos in schools’ initiative is prompting charities to press the government over its commitment to the UN children’s treaty

London's first Military Preparation College - the UK's 18th - has been set up. ForcesWatch have a few concerns.