Monday, 11 November 2013
Teach The Children To Remember
I’m slightly out of touch with what children are taught in schools these days. It used to be the 3 ‘Rs’ and a round, basic knowledge of the centuries old sciences (physics, chemistry and biology) along with some history, geography and of course the essential French was part of our language learning.
Now we have ‘life sciences’ and a multitude of other subjects which also contain the title. Seems that the word science is as overused as executive these days - if you’re not an executive then your job is regarded as inferior.
I must say I prefer the -ology suffix to the broad term science/scientist.
However, that’s not the reason for this post. As I said, I’m out of touch with what children are taught in many areas of their education. Are they taught the history of the hellish World Wars? I can’t recall I was, but then war and it’s ravages, were still very prominent in the minds of each and every adult when I was in primary school.
Like any large organisation the British Legion can be criticised adversely, but they do their best to keep the memory of those who gave their lives so as we could live ours in freedom.
I wonder what they would think of the UK today.