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Support young people from service families

Help them explore pathways and their identity

For students from armed forces families, Creative Forces Day is a chance to explore university life and their identity as a service child.

What do students experience?

Meeting pupils from similar backgrounds, they'll take an exciting glimpse into the future, looking at pathways and the support available.

Across an action-packed day, which includes a tour around our city campus, taster workshops and interactive group sessions, they'll co-produce a pledge to make a difference for service children in their school community.

Booking will open soon

We’ve planned the 2024 Creative Forces Days to coincide with the Month of the Service Child. Save the dates below – booking will open soon

  • 23 April 2024: Secondary School Creative Forces Day – KS3-KS4

  • 27 April 2023: Secondary School Creative Forces Day – KS3-KS4

What do teachers think of our Creative Forces Days?

100% of teachers from visiting schools in 2022/23 felt more confident using learner voice to inform practice – following the Creative Forces Day.

They also agreed that the Creative Forces Day engaged their students and improved their familiarity with a university environment.

A key thing my pupils took away from the event, was a chance to meet other service pupils from within their own school.

Horndean Technology College, Career Lead

Help shape the future

Creative Forces is part of the national evaluation programme led by the Service Children’s Progression Alliance. The evaluation gathers insights from primary and secondary school children during their visits, particularly looking at their knowledge of and attitudes towards higher education.

Want to learn more? Find out how you can get involved in the South Hub of the Service Children’s Progression Alliance.

Teacher CPD

Want to learn more? Sign up to our free Thriving Lives webinar series - showcasing best practice examples from schools, and regional providers who can work with schools to help service children thrive. All aligned to the principles of the Thriving Lives Toolkit for schools.

Planning your visit

To help you and your students get the most out of the Creative Forces Day experience, we've put together a Visit Day Guide to plan for a safe and enjoyable day, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

My pupils learned that they are not alone as Service Children, and that they can achieve anything they want.

Wimborne Primary School, Teacher

Don’t forget we can also visit you in person or virtually. Book a talk and/or workshop now, or to find out more about this event, drop us an email at