Engage: the military and young people


Thursday 26 June 2014

1900 hrs

Friends House,
173 Euston Road,


Young people from Headliners and the Woodcraft Folk
Ben Griffin, Veterans for Peace UK
Owen Everett, ForcesWatch


Young people are the primary focus of a growing range of initiatives that seek to promote military activities and approaches, including thousands of visits to schools each year and new government policies promoting a ‘military ethos’ within education.

ForcesWatch present a new short film, Engage: the military and young people, made by teenagers from the charity Headliners, which gives a number of different teenagers a chance to give their thoughts on the military’s youth engagement and to raise their own concerns about it.

The film launch comes just one day before Camo Day, when schoolchildren are encouraged to wear military uniforms to raise money for a veterans’ charity, and just two days before Armed Forces Day 2014, which will see communities across the UK encouraged to ‘show their support’ for the armed forces.

All are welcome. RSVP to education@forceswatch.net or by calling 020 7837 2822 (we need to know how many people are attending so we can order the right amount of refreshments)