A student project aims to highlight the gaping holes in history education At 7am on Thursday, seven teenagers, myself included, “hacked” the most widely distributed newspapers in London, replacing them with 5,000 copies of our own creation. The reason is simple. We want everyone to learn about the British empire and its history in the land we call home. We are a group of sixth-form students, who came together on The Advocacy Academy’s social justice fellowship programme, working to ensure that each young person in the UK will have the opportunity to be taught a history that reflects our country’s diversity. We would like to dismantle the institutional racism within our education system and curriculum one step at a time.
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