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Wellbeing of Scotland’s Armed Forces children & young people is top of conference agenda

The wellbeing of Scotland’s Armed Forces children and young people was top of the agenda at a major conference at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh last week.

Approximately 150 education professionals, members of the armed forces community, MOD, policy makers, local authority representatives and family support organisations attended the conference, which was hosted and organised by Scotland’s Armed Forces children’s charity, the Royal Caledonian Education Trust (RCET).

The theme for the ‘Building Brighter Futures Together’ Conference was wellbeing of the child, not just for attainment, but inspiring positive destinations in Armed Forces children and young people.

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Scottish children’s Forces show heads for Edinburgh Fringe

This is My Life commissioned by RCET, Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity, has been invited to perform this year for the first time at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of a new cutting-edge performance programme which explores aspects of army life.

This is My Life will be part of a new 6-piece drama, dance and music showcase called Army@TheFringe (being run in association with Summerhall). The shows will take place from 11 to 26 August at the Hepburn House Army Reserve Centre, in East Claremont Street, which will be transformed into a temporary performance space staffed by serving soldiers.

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Soldiers sign up for Total Warrior Challenge to raise funds for Scotland’s Armed Forces children’s charity

26 June 2017 – A team of soldiers from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (SCOTS DG) have signed up for a gruelling Total Warrior challenge to raise funds for Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity.

The 11 strong team are hoping to raise over £2,500 by putting themselves through 10 km of 30 punishing challenges, including: crawling under barbed wire through 50 metres of mud; wading through iced water; rope climbs; jumping over flaming logs, and negotiating their way through hundreds of electrical currents in order to cross the finish line.

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Kiltwalk to benefit vulnerable young people like Jade Scott

Tuesday 25th April 2017 – Thousands of people will be turning out for the kiltwalk in Glasgow this weekend with more charities from throughout Scotland set to benefit than ever before.

One of those to benefit is the Royal Caledonian Education Trust, which is based in Edinburgh, and provides vital grant funding to children from veteran armed forces families who are struggling to make ends meet, and often living with mental health issues, ill health and disability.

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Armed Forces Charity seeks fundraising warriors

Total Warrior, the pinnacle of obstacle course racing in the UK, has agreed a new charity partnership with Royal Caledonian Education Trust, Scotland’s armed forces children’s charity.

The extreme event, which promises participants “30 punishing obstacles and one free beer” is returning to Balgone Estate in East Lothian on 16th and 17th September for its third annual Scottish event. This year, the event will work alongside four official charity partners, each of which will aim to raise several thousand pounds for their respective causes.

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Putting their best foot forward

Rising Star Natasha Watson thanks the Royal Caledonian Education Trust by putting on a dazzling performance at a reception last night.

Friday 18th November 2016 – Rising ballet star and award winning actress Natasha Watson (20) from Falkirk and Jade Scott (13) from Drumchapel gave moving accounts of the support they received when it was most needed, at a charity reception last night for the Royal Caledonian Education Trust on the occasion of its move to Scotland.

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