National Trust in woke row after children lecture staff on colonialism – ‘Out of touch!

Jan 12, 2021 by

by Simon Osborne, Daily Express: NATIONAL TRUST bosses have come under fire in a fresh “woke” row after it emerged they drafted in schoolchildren to lecture staff and volunteers on the colonial and slave-trade links of some of the charity’s country houses. So-called child advisory boards were brought in to deliver “reverse-mentoring” sessions at a number of historic properties as part of a scheme to ensure the impact of their background could be fully explained to...

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The danger of rewriting history

Jan 7, 2021 by

by Marcus Walker, The Critic: There is a concerted attempt to reconstruct what children are taught about their history. We really have everything in common with America nowadays,” said Oscar Wilde, “except, of course, language.” Language unites and divides; it alludes to old stories and tells new ones. Listened to carefully, it explains why despite apparent commonalities, vast differences lurk beneath the water. We are beginning to see this within our own nation and politics, but right now the...

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Government unveils £1.8m scheme to preserve listed places of worship for future generations

Sep 4, 2018 by

from Christian Today: The Government has launched a new pilot programme to repair and maintain historic places of worship across England.. The £1.8 million scheme was launched on Monday by tourism minister Michael Ellis and will be overseen by Historic England. The pilot scheme will run for the next 18 months, with experts being made available to support listed churches, synagogues and meeting houses initially in Suffolk and Greater Manchester. Launching the fund, Mr Ellis said:...

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