Do you love reading? Reading Force Book Club Ambassador, Nicola More information
The shared reading charity is asking families to put pen to paper and write their own stories. Members of Forces families - from infants to grandparents - are invited to write about ‘My Forces Life’ for the chance to win prizes including £100 of books and have their stories published in a special anthology.
The specific needs of Forces children have been incorporated into the PGCE syllabus at Kingston after being championed by professor Alison Baverstock.
The Rowlands are an RAF family – Dad is a firefighter in the RAF, keeping fighter pilots safe. Mum Suzanne discovered Reading Force for daughters Katie and Sophie, now 10 and 14, and the family have participated since 2009, talking about the books they’re reading with Dad when he’s deployed away from home, sometimes for six months at a time.