One in 10 children cannot find the UK on a map

One in 10 children cannot find the UK on a map according to a survey of 1,000 children between the ages of six and 10.

The Heathrow study also revealed that 41% of them did not know that the UK is in Europe.

Children with globe
Heathrow has installed giant globes in its terminals Credit: Faith Riding/PA

It also found:

78% of the children polled had been abroad

48% had been to Spain by the age of 10

42% had been to France by the age of 10

However:

45% could not find Spain on a map

36% were unable to identify the location of France

Children were also asked to name countries in Europe:

The USA was the third most popular holiday destination, with one in 20 of the children surveyed believing it shared a border with the UK.

Perhaps explaining their lack of knowledge when it comes to geography, 24% of the children said they did not know what an atlas was.

Heathrow has installed giant globes in its terminals to help children locate their destination - and maybe help some of them find the UK.