British government: Put sewing back on the National Curriculum
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British government: Put sewing back on the National Curriculum

    1. Petition by

      Hobbycraft

To teach children the basic sewing and crafting skills in school that will need in everyday life

To:
Department for Education
We would like to see sewing put back onto the National Curriculum - teaching children in secondary schools the basic skills needed in everyday sewing tasks.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Jose McKenna PENTRAETH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Our children and grand-children, and future generations should know the basic skills.

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    • Tracey Pyke CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      This is not about introducing children to a possible hobby, its about basic household management that will benefit them for life. Every child should be taught the very basics of hand sewing: how to sew a button on, take up a hem, repair a tear. They should also know how to use a washing machine and iron shirt/trousers/skirt. Household skills are no longer being taught by parents who don't know them themselves, and it would be an easy way of improving practical skills that can increase confidence and perhaps introduce new careers.

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    • Penny McCarthy WORCESTER PARK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      sewing is a key skill that children should be learning at school. Making, reusing and recycling is so important

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    • Sarah Graely ASHBY DE LA ZOUCH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Sewing is a skill very few people possess now, and it is an essential skill in my view

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    • Angela Corless MERTHYR TYDFIL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      Another 'skill' being lost and a skill that needs to be increased. And one that is beneficial to the participant

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