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Upcoming SSCE Cymru events

To share details of an event that is relevant to the Armed Forces Community, contact SSCECymru@wlga.gov.uk 

JUNE SSCE Cymru drop-in sessions

1/06/2024 30/06/2024

Each month SSCE Cymru host a series of informal one-hour drop-in sessions focusing on specific themes. Come along to any of the sessions that interest you, where members of the SSCE Cymru team will share relevant information, promote resources, coordinate discussions, answer your questions and create opportunities for collaboration.

JULY SSCE Cymru drop-in sessions

1/07/2024 31/07/2024

Each month SSCE Cymru host a series of informal one-hour drop-in sessions focusing on specific themes. Come along to any of the sessions that interest you, where members of the SSCE Cymru team will share relevant information, promote resources, coordinate discussions, answer your questions and create opportunities for collaboration.

Upcoming Network Events

Brecon Military Show 2024

25/05/2024 1/01/0001

The annual Brecon Military Show will take place at the Infantry Battle School (Dering Lines) on Saturday 25th May 2024. 12pm - 4pm. 

80th Anniversary of D-Day

6/06/2024 1/01/0001

The 80th anniversary of the Normandy Landings

On 5 and 6 June this year, a series of major commemorations in the UK and France will honour the brave personnel who risked their lives for freedom and peace.

D-day 80 Commemorative assembly

6/06/2024 1/01/0001

DATE: 6 June 2024
TIME: 09:00 - 09:30
VENUE: Virtual (MS Teams)

To commemorate the sacrifices made by so many in our name, as the Army Regional Engagement Team (RET) from Wales will be delivering a live assembly to Commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

 

Denbighshire's D-day 80 Commemorative Concert

6/06/2024 1/01/0001

DATE: Thursday 6th June
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: St Thomas’ Church, Rhyl.  

Additional Needs Community Forum

18/06/2024 1/01/0001

Date: 18th June 2024
Time: 13:00-14:00
Venue: Virtual (via MS Teams)

The RAF Families Federation is looking for RAF personnel and/or their family members to partake in its next RAF Community Forum discussing Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) / Additional Learning Needs.

Armed Forces Day Picnic in the Park (Pontypridd)

22/06/2024 1/01/0001

DATE: Saturday 22nd June

TIME: 12-3pm

VENUE: War Memorial Park Pontypridd

MOD St Athan Families Forum

24/06/2024 1/01/0001
 

Tredegar Armed Forces Day Event

30/06/2024 1/01/0001

DATE: Sunday 30th June

TIME: 12-5pm

VENUE: Morgan Street, Wales / Blaenau Gwent, NP22 3XN

 

Wales Airshow featuring Armed Forces Day 2024 - Swansea

6/07/2024 7/07/2024

This year, Swansea will be hosting Wales’ National Armed Forces Day celebrations.

Date: 6th July (Alongside the Wales airshow 6th & 7th of July).

Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Previous Stakeholder Days

Download copies of the agendas and presentations from previous Stakeholder Days below.

Virtual Stakeholder Day March 2020

17/03/2020 1/01/0001

Venue: Virtual

Stakeholder Day September 2019

19/09/2019 1/01/0001

Venue: Maindy Barracks, Cardiff

Stakeholder Day March 2019

19/03/2019 1/01/0001

Venue: RAF Valley

SSCE Cymru conference 2018

12/06/2018

The second SSCE Cymru conference was held on 12th June 2018 at Cardiff City Stadium. During the conference, Alun Davies AM, Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, launched the Research on Experiences of Service Families with Children with Additional Learning Needs in Education in Wales report. The presentations and workshops throughout the day were focused on this report and how the SSCE Cymru Network can overcome the challenges identified in the report outcomes.

Thank you to all the speakers, exhibitors and delegates that attended and participated in the activities and workshops.

Service children’s quotes

"As soon as we get used to a house, you get moved - I’ve been to four schools and moved six times."

Aiden

"I lived in Nepal, then we went to Brunei, then Malaysia."

Ashim

"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Chloe

"I’m used to moving now and mixing with the children... I’ve done it so many times, it’s just a normal thing now."

Chloe

"It's ok talking over skype and that, but sometimes you just want a hug when Dad is away."

Georgia

"I’ve enjoyed going around to lots of places around the world, it's adventurous and exciting."

Harry

"In my eyes, you have hundreds of friends in different places."

Ieuan

"My mum got a chalk board and it says how many sleeps on it with chalk, every minute it’s getting closer for him coming home."

Mia

"I don’t want him to get promoted... I want him to get promoted but I don’t want to leave."

Oliver

"I might be going to boarding school so that I don’t change schools every few years."

Ryan

"I've been to seven different schools; I’ve not stayed put in one school long enough."

Shana

"He has been away for six months and he is back for two weeks, then he goes away again."

Sianed

"My parents were in the Army. My mum is a like a nurse and my dad went to the war in Afghanistan. I actually didn’t really know what he was doing so I was like, ‘Cool Dad, go there,’ but then I found out and thought, 'Thank God he came back alive.'"

Sanjog

"He signed off last week, so he will be done by the end of this year. He’s done 24 years. I find that better because he will be around a lot. He likes watching us playing rugby, so he will get to see us more."

Lewis

"I’m going to a new place entirely. They don’t know anything about me and that’s a big restart and that’s really good for me."

Piaras

"I moved to Wales because my dad was posted in the Army. I thought I would get bullied and I was shy when you meet new people, but I made some friends."

Dan