11 Nov '14

News Call to rethink Remembrance Day in schools

A controversial pamphlet questions how war is taught and says the British Legion should not be allowed to fundraise in schoolsIts the week before Remembrance Day, and at Biddenham upper school in Bedford small visual portents are beginning to appear. A jacket hung in the executive principals office sports a red poppy; in a sixth-form history group a Royal British Legion collecting tin sits on a table.Like most schools across the country, Biddenham will observe two minutes silence on Tuesday for pupils and staff, along with a special assembly. Poppies have been on sale for the past week. Continue reading...

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