The educational programme, titled High Values, will present teachers with the opportunity to teach their pupils about four core values that are crucial to the RAF and the RAF Association: Respect, Integrity, Service and Excellence (RISE). The RISE values will be used as the principle ethos for how servicemen and servicewomen lead their lives. High Values will encourage UK pupils to understand the importance of these values and how they translate to everyday life.
Pupils will be taught about RISE using four supporting films, featuring current and ex-servicemen and women. These films will be available online and on a DVD that teachers will receive as part of their free resource pack when they register.
By the end of the programme each pupil will make a pledge on the High Values website, demonstrating which value they will embrace and live by at home, at school and in their community.
The programme is open to all pupils aged 7-12 across the UK. All participating schools have the opportunity to request a visit from a current or ex-serving serviceman or woman, where available. They will be fully briefed before the decision to visit is agreed. The request must be submitted during the start and end dates of the programme which will be between September and December 2014.
The programme will inspire over 170,000 pupils across UK schools and expose them to RAF and RAF Association branding and values. This will prompt a greater understanding in becoming advocates for fundraising and support in their communities in the future.
The pupils will also be placed into a prize draw to win RAF Association merchandise or even an RAF experience for their class. To get involved, school teachers can register at www.nationalschoolspartnership.com/highvalues