Teaching polish history in UK schools
There is an interview in the Times with the Polish Ambassador, Barbara Tuge-Erecinska. She reports that Polish cultural and religious organisations were working with local authorities and teachers to get schools to offer a broader education about Poland with extra teaching in Polish language, history and geography. She spoke of discussions about Polish becoming the second foreign language at schools with a high number of Polish pupils, for instance. And she said that some schools were already keen to offer lessons about Poland to British and other children — something she would like to see go farther, as it would allow Polish children to show off their country and make it easier for British children to understand their background.
Forgive me for stating the obvious, but maybe we should be making more of an effort to teach our own language history and culture. Our own schoolchildren know nothing about Britain, never mind Poland.