"never would i have thought so much fun and excitment could be had - I haven't laughed that much in years, can not wait to do it all again"
SHout has delivered projects thanks to the AF CTF for many years, delivering in schools and to the community, one of our faviourites was working at Cheriton School - The aim was to create outside areas at schools with mixed service culture children: this will be achieved by making equipment - mud kitchens, fire pits, and making a sustainable outdoor learning area. Gaining the John Muir Award in conservation as the area progresses, activities such as building bug houses, bird/butterfly boxes/woodland items, learn basic bushcraft skills such as lighting fires, den building, with pupils and their families. Did we achieve it yes and then some, this element of the project far exceeded our expectation - without the Armed Forces Covenant Fund we would not have been able to make such an amazing impact in the serving community, in 2020 we continued the work and developed an outdoor platform and enclosed area for reflect and small group work.
We have delivered over 1000 awards in conservation to the service community, above we asked Matt from 2 Royal Gurkha Regiment to present some of the certificates and the teacher got side tracked, when Matt said he had meet Tim Peake. We have delivered the awards in family groups, veterans and child/youth.
IWe were asked to present at the Kent Armed Forces Conference, we jumped at the chance to share our experiences and promote the Armed Forces Covenant as a whole, the Covenant has put in place a voice for the service community and continues to develop new legislations to support the service community .
Under the Community Project heading you will be able to read about other engagement we have done integrating the civilian and service community