Put Britain’s colonial history on the curriculum

Put Britain’s colonial history on the curriculum

Started
3 June 2020
Petition to
MP Gavin Williamson (Secretary of State for Education)
Signatures: 352Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Nehir Glean

The British Empire spanned over 500 YEARS and held sway over approx 500 million people. At its peak, it was the largest empire in history.

We owe it to ourselves, to everyone in this land to learn about its influences over this nation.

Without empire, Britain would never have risen in its socio-political and economical power that it still upholds today. Without colonising the Caribbean, Africa, East and Southeast Asian countries, Britain couldn’t claim itself to be “Great” in its political hold and power.

The ancestors of many ethnic minorities were enslaved or colonised to contribute to the country’s wealth. Their ancestors fought in the first and second world wars when the nation called them to fight for “Mother Britain”. Their ancestors sailed on boats to provide medical support, as doctors and nurses, to help rebuild the country when again, the nation asked for their help after the end of the Second World War. So did my ancestors. 

Educational reform is one of the many ways we can ensure their legacy is remembered and most importantly - everyone in the UK, of all backgrounds, learn that British history is vast, globally impactful and layered with many topics such as race, that are relevant present day. 

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Signatures: 352Next Goal: 500
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