Should teaching the National Anthem at school be compulsory?
Romford’s MP is calling for the national anthem to be taught in schools across the country as part of the curriculum.
Andrew Rosindell is promoting the introduction of teaching God Save The Queen to pupils, in a bid to encourage young people to feel a sense of “national identity”.
He said: “We have generations of young people who don’t know the words of the national anthem and don’t understand the importance of national identity and it’s traditions.”
“Singing the national anthem can provide a great sense of unity, and disrespecting or disowning the anthem is a cause for division.”
“If we are serious about encouraging a sense of citizenship, the national anthem should be on the curriculum, the government already recommends citizenship studies in schools.”
He is hoping that his latest campaign will lead to young people becoming more patriotic.
We’d all like to believe we know the national anthem inside out – do you know all the words?
What are your views? Do you think it should be taught in schools? Are we in danger of losing our heritage? Is it important that our children know all the words? Or is there somewhere else it should be taught?
What are your views?
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