As part of the citizenship curriculum, each tutor group learn and reflect upon topical and current issues each week in the form of picture news. This weeks question was based on the follwing news story:
The Union Jack will be flown on UK Government buildings every day of the year under plans to celebrate the United Kingdom’s heritage and pride. Ministers are set to issue new guidance this week to get the world-famous flag displayed all year round – not just on designated days. Under current guidance, the flag is only required to be flown on all UK Government buildings in England,Wales and Scotland on special days, such as the Queen’s birthday.
The move comes after BBC Breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty were accusedof making fun of Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, for displaying the Union Jack in his office.That sparked a backlash from the Corporation and a statement from director-general Tim Davie that the BBC is ‘proud to be British’.
As a class we had a sensible discussion around the issue and independantly recorded our thought for the class scrapbook
'Should we be allowed to fly flags anywhere'