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CLIP 6890

School pupils on feeling British

School pupils on feeling British

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Key Info
  • School pupils on feeling British
  • Duration: 01:31
  • Pupils from different ethnic backgrounds talk about what it is that makes them feel British or not. One boy explains that he feels more Chinese than British because he speaks a lot of Chinese at home and because he is one of only a few Chinese pupils - 57 different languages are spoken by pupils at the school. A girl describes why she feels half Bangladeshi and half English, while another says that despite her grandparents' Caribbean origins she feels entirely British. This BBC News clip is published as part of BBC News Online and was first broadcast on 23 June 2008. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Citizenship and Modern Studies


    Community Diversity and Identity

  • Keywords: ethnicity, UK, British, belonging, multi-culturalism, heritage, race, bi-lingual
Ideas for use in class
  • Discuss the different ethnic groups that may be represented in the local community and in the UK as a whole. Is being English, Scottish, Northern Irish or Welsh the same as being British? Is it possible for people to have more than one 'identity'? Ask what benefits multi-culturalism brings to the UK, and whether there may be any drawbacks. What can be done to ameliorate the difficulties presented by a multicultural society?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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