Campaign to fly Union flag and sing national anthem at Bolton schools

Bolton Council will vote tonight on whether Union flags should fly at all schools and whether the national anthem should be sung in assembly

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Bolton schools to fly the Union Flag

Schools will be encouraged to fly the Union flag Credit: PA

Bolton Council has passed a motion to encorage schools to fly the Union flag and for children to sing the national anthem in assemblies.

The campaign was started by Cllr Mudasir Dean, who wants to encourage children to appreciate British history and heritage.

Campaign to fly Union flag and sing national anthem at Bolton schools

The Union flag could fly at all Bolton schools Credit: PA

A campaign has begun for all Bolton schools to fly the Union flag permanently and pupils to sing the national anthem daily in assembly.

Bolton Council will vote on the proposal at a meeting tonight. Cllr Mudasir Dean proposed the motion to encourage children appreciate British history and heritage.

He told the Bolton News: “My grandfather came to Bolton in the 1920s from India. He lived here all his life and he was the first Asian to settle in Bolton — he was a true English gentleman and a true Boltonian.

“Throughout my teens and growing up in Bolton, I’ve seen less and less of the union flag. It’s been hijacked by the far right and it’s time we take that symbol back into mainstream British, Bolton life.

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