Military personnel to share reading experiences


A new reading scheme designed to bridge the separation between military personnel serving overseas and their families at home, is to be launched at Hampshire’s Aldershot Garrison in March.

Devised by Kingston University lecturer Alison Baverstock, Reading Force will encourage families, friends and serving soldiers to read the same book, recording their thoughts about it – by letter, email or drawing – in a scrapbook.

Relatives and soldiers often struggle to relate to one another during long distance phone calls  and Reading Force hopes to help families feel connected, and to bond again properly when the tour of duty is over.

Read more in the Guardian article, Plan to bridge separation of service families with joint reading scheme.

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