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National anthem should be taught in schools

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Education Secretary Michael Gove is facing calls for every child to be taught the national anthem at school.

Tory MP Nicholas Soames, grandson of wartime PM Winston Churchill, wants learning the words of God Save The Queen to be a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

And TV presenter and Liberal Democrat peer Floella Benjamin has called for pupils to sing the anthem at the start of each day.

http://www.dailymail...las-Soames.html

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North Korea?

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would be good to have this learnt as i think were lacking a bit of Patriotism. i and most of the people i know only know like one sentence of the national anthem lol

its on my to do list as well as alot of other stuff i will prognosticate to the grave lol. patriotism isn't just about recognizing that your country is great but having a love to improve it, if it is not.

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When I was in school we had a piano at home. The first thing I taught myself to play on it was the national anthem, not because it was patriotic, but because the notes were easy to write down and remember.

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When I went to school the national anthem was played every morning. Kind of suprised the British don't do it.

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Doesn't hurt to learn the national anthem.

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The problem is that the national anthem is boring and some people want to change it

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The problem is that the national anthem is boring and some people want to change it

Never mind 'boring', it's an insult to the intelligence of the British public! High time it was changed to something people could be proud of singing and really put their heart and soul into singing it with gusto.

And if you think fans of British teams at various sporting events are singing enthusiastically, it's because they're singing 'God save the TEAM' ....NOT 'God save the QUEEN'!

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Nothing really wrong with that. If someone really doesn't want to sing it, don't pressure them to. They'll learn the song anyway by listening other kids sing it every day. I knew some people who refused to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school.

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Hell yes. So some pride in your country . Whatever country your from.

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All the issues facing modern citizenry and this is the stuff people are worried about... :huh:

There was a huge fight here in the USA several years ago because people wanted kids to stop saying the pledge of allegiance because of the "under G/god" line. Most people in the US sort of went; "We don't give a ****, fix the education system so that we aren't raising a nation of vidiots with no math or science skills."

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The problem is that the national anthem is boring and some people want to change it

Agreed. Now I be more than happy to learn it if it was Jerusalem

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The other nations in Britain have their own anthem, high time the English had the same.

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Liberal Democrats want this? Must be a different species than the kind here in the US. Our problem here is that most of us don't have the vocal range for our song. We sound more like Roseanne than we do Whitney Houston.

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Hell yes. So some pride in your country . Whatever country your from.

You obviously don't know the words to our national anthem. They're not about our country, they're about our queen :hmm:

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Education Secretary Michael Gove is facing calls for every child to be taught the national anthem at school.

Tory MP Nicholas Soames, grandson of wartime PM Winston Churchill, wants learning the words of God Save The Queen to be a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

And TV presenter and Liberal Democrat peer Floella Benjamin has called for pupils to sing the anthem at the start of each day.

http://www.dailymail...las-Soames.html

National unity gets rid of broken societies and dysfunctional behaviour.

Its been undermined by multi-culturalism which is why our society is in the gutter when it comes to the way Britons treat each other.

Time to bring back love for ones nation and people.

Edited by Mr Right Wing

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National unity gets rid of broken societies and dysfunctional behaviour.

Its been undermined by multi-culturalism which is why our society is in the gutter when it comes to the way Britons treat each other.

Time to bring back love for ones nation and people.

Think you find most British people don't like the anthem esp chavs and the rich and the anti monarchy

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Education Secretary Michael Gove is facing calls for every child to be taught the national anthem at school.

Tory MP Nicholas Soames, grandson of wartime PM Winston Churchill, wants learning the words of God Save The Queen to be a compulsory part of the national curriculum.

And TV presenter and Liberal Democrat peer Floella Benjamin has called for pupils to sing the anthem at the start of each day.

http://www.dailymail...las-Soames.html

does that include the verse about crushing rebellious scotts.what a bloody stupid snobbish idea most kids in the uk could not give a rats **** about the national anthem ,the queen or politicians they want a job when they leave school that pays enough for them to make it in the world alone.this is another goverment bull**** idea to distract from the fact the country is in **** state.

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nothing wrong with teaching the anthem, the anthem use to be sang in schools, i can just about remember the national anthem being played on the TV just before the channel closed for the night. and funny enough the other week when on lates on the way home while skipping through the channels some BBC radio channels still play the anthem at closing. which was great to hear. bit of rule Britannia, Jerusalem, let it wash over you.

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Just to add to the madness: I read today that 'the powers that be' are considering creating a lesson at school to teach youngsters that 'pornography is not real life' ..........................

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North Korea?

My guess is that it would be the British national anthem.

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I think this is a great idea. It is not the first good idea from Gove, who's turning out to be a pretty good Education Secretary.

For years schools have been run by bleeding heart liberals who have told teachers to teach kids that they should be ashamed of their nation and its glorious past. So we have created a whole children of kids who think that there is nothing to be proud of about this great nation.

So it's good to see the government planning on getting schools to teach kids to be proud of their nation and to teach them their national anthem. Schools should also teach kids to fly the union flag as much of possible. It is a beautiful flag and we need to see it flown more often instead of just during great occasions like jubilees or royal weddings.

And finally Gove should ensure that schools start teaching kids proper history, rather than just the silly PC history teaching that they are currently receiving about things such as the Suffragettes and the slave trade. At the moment kids are leaving school not knowing when the Battle of Hastings was fought or who Nelson defeated at Trafalgar or what the Wars of the Roses were all about

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it's because they're singing 'God save the TEAM'

No, they aren't. Don't be silly.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun

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Yes, those pesky, silly slaves. Why should we want to know anything about them?

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does that include the verse about crushing rebellious scotts.

Of course it would. It would be silly to teach children the whole of the national anthem except one line.

And you have to remember that Scotland's anthem, "The Flower of Scotland", has lines referring to sending the English homeward to think again, and has those lines at the end of each verse. Yet, unlike you, they don't let silly PC concerns stop them from singing it.

what a bloody stupid snobbish idea

No, it isn't. It's a bloody good idea.

We've had years our liberal rulers demanding that scholls teach kids that being proud of your country may "offend" ethnic minorities and that Britain should be ashamed of her glorious past.

We now need to reverse that and have schools teach our kids to be proud of their country; that this is a great country to be in; and that more people having pride in their country will inspire people to do more good things for their country in the world's of business, sports, politics, etc.

We should teach kids the song God Save the Queen; it should be sung at the start of every school day; and children should be encouraged to display the union flag often.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun

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