The History of Leith

May 25, 2008

Children should first learn that history begins at home

The news that only one-third of Britons can recognise the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral will come as no surprise to anyone who has visited a classroom recently. As this summer’s sky-rocketing GCSE results will no doubt confirm, this is the cleverest generation ever. But the awkward truth is that within our education system, there lurks a crippling ignorance of British history and our cultural heritage. And part of the problem is the accelerating trend for school trips abroad. for more click here-

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