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Youth campaigner launches pro-peace education campaign for Scotland’s schools THE SCOTTISH EDUCATION SYSTEM should be a complete no go zone for British military recruitment, according to a teenager who has launched a new campaign group. Sixteen year old Jay Sutherland, a student from Kilmarnock, has launched ‘Scotland Against Militarism’ which aims to “tackle militarism within our education system”.
Michael Fallon has announced 150 new army cadet units for state schools, with the first launched on Tuesday at the Birmingham school at the centre of the “Trojan horse” row over alleged attempts to introduce a hardline Islamist ethos. Speaking to the Conservative party conference, Fallon said the Ministry of Defence would create the cadet units for state schools, with 25 launching this week, a scheme he said gave young cadets “the skills and confidence they need to thrive”.
A former soldier from Liverpool is using his military skills in a bid to improve the attendance, behaviour and wellbeing of school pupils across Merseyside.Wayne Forsyth and UK Military School co-founder Sam Ball-Taylor, have employed 20 ex-servicemen and women to become tutors, delivering bespoke academic programmes to more than 6,000 pupils across 60 schools in the North West since 2009.They run bushcraft activity days, assault courses and give motivational speeches, using “fun but disciplined” tactics.
British universities have opened their doors to allow the armed forces to make 341 visits to recruit students in two years. In response to a Freedom of Information request by the Guardian, the Ministry of Defence reveals the extent to which the armed forces is focusing on universities to enlist students to the army, air force and navy. Its figures show Birmingham has welcomed more recruiters than any other university, with 20 visits since the start of last year.