Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Britain Day??

Of particular interest to my current Yr9 group, who started thinking about the idea of Britishness today...

Ruth Kelly - the Communities Secretary, and Liam Byrne - the Immigration Minister, have proposed that we have a "Britain Day" in order to "promote a stronger sense of British identity and prevent communities from becoming more divided"... More here. They've also suggested that migrants should "earn" their British citizenship through good behaviour, as well as that brilliant test that I've mentioned before and that Yr9 will be looking at tomorrow.

Do you think a Britain Day would be a good idea?
If so, when should it be?
What kinds of things should we be doing to celebrate Britain Day?

The BBC also have a "Have Your Say" section for this topic... Some interesting views on there!

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