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SSCE Cymru Events

Upcoming SSCE Cymru events

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Month of the Military Child


April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, which highlights the important role Service children play in the Armed Forces community. It is a time to applaud Armed Forces families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome. SSCE Cymru would like to encourage education settings to carry out activities during this month to celebrate and raise awareness of the unique experiences this group of children and young people have and become a more Armed Forces-friendly environment.

Creative Forces Day POSTPONED


SSCE Cymru has been working in partnership with the SCiP Alliance and the University of South Wales to deliver a Creative Forces Day event for Year 7, 8 and 9 Service children, their family, and teachers.

SSCE Cymru CPD Training


As part of the Month of the Military Child in April, throughout the week commencing 19th April, SSCE Cymru is offering all schools in Wales who have Service children enrolled, an opportunity to participate in one of 60 CPD sessions timetabled throughout the week.

Upcoming Network member events

Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference 2021


The 2021 Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre Conference, sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, will be themed around “Transition of Service People and Families”.

Previous Stakeholder Days

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

Stakeholder Day September 2019


Venue: Maindy Barracks, Cardiff

Stakeholder Day March 2019


Venue: RAF Valley

SSCE Cymru conference 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."


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


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


"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."


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


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


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


"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."


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


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


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


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


"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.'"


"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."


"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."


"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."