Armed Forces Day

Character

PSHE & Citizenship

Age: 11–16

Time required: assembly 15–20 minutes, lesson 45–60 minutes

Armed Forces Day, held on the last Saturday of June each year, is a chance to show support for members of the Armed Forces, veterans, and forces families.

These teaching resources take the opportunity of Armed Forces Day to reflect on the concept of service and the impact of values on our lives. The assembly provides examples of service in and out of the Armed Forces, before introducing Armed Forces Day and reflecting on how we can all serve. In the lesson students will discuss examples of different values (including personal, community and 'British Values'), use the organisational Values of the Army to prioritise the Army roles in the UK and abroad and identify their own core values and how they impact their actions.

The Armed Forces Day resources align with Gatsby Benchmarks for careers education as well as PSHE / Health and Education curriculum links. The resources also link to the teaching of British Values and Character Education.

Armed Forces video

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