History: Migration and Empire ‘should be taught in English schools’

Race equality thinktank calls for lessons to be made compulsory in secondary schools

The ‘Empire Windrush’ arriving from Jamaica, 1948.
Photo: The Runnymede Trust says the Windrush scandal has exposed a ‘shocking lack of understanding’ about the winding up of the empire. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL via Getty Images 

The government is being urged to make lessons on migration, belonging and empire mandatory in every secondary school in England.

The Runnymede Trust, a race equality thinktank, said last year’s Windrush scandal had exposed a “shocking lack of understanding” at government level about the winding up of the empire.

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