Should all British kids should get a book about the Queen?


2nd March 2022

LAST year, the Government announced that it was spending £12 million on sending a book about the Queen’s life to every primary school student in Britain.

Labour MP Dawn Butler has suggested the money would be better spent elsewhere.

In a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the MP said that the Department for Education hasn’t been able to make sure that schools are properly ventilated “and that £12 million would go a long way to improving the situation” and helping schools to be better protected against the spread of Covid-19.

She suggested making the book an online resource instead.

A Government spokesperson said that the book was an “opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth over the last 70 years,” and that it had been designed to “be inclusive and speak to all children across the UK.”

What do you think?

Do you think that all British kids should get the book about the Queen, or would the money be better spent somewhere else?


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cloandhols · 5 months ago

I said no because the the queen could die soon and all of that money will have been wasted, you could use the internet.

beachgirl1 · 5 months ago

I like the queen I can’t believe she has being on the throne for 70 years when I heard the queens husband passed away it was very sad to hear I sent my condolences to her majesty the queen and to her family I know she will always be cared for by her family this year it is her platinum jubilee I bet everyone will be invited to join the queen and royal family . I think people should get a book about her because it tell us about her life in war . And also where she is today .

scarlet10 · 5 months ago

so kids get a book about a person they already know about and how's a book going to help children living bellow the poverty line?
and there's absolutely nothing better to spend 12 mil on?

charlieee7 · 5 months ago

There are much more essential and urgent investments needed within society, so the money should be spent on people who need it more.

ojpolls · 5 months ago

I don’t think we need a book on the queen because you can look it up on Google

athenakid · 5 months ago

I said no because a lot of families are against the monarchy and it would not benefit them to have a book about the queen. Also, with the COVID 19 crisis the money should go to the NHS and the school system.

jeremyfrog · 5 months ago

We should all respect the Queen, put I think that the Queen to realise that the money used to get every kid in the UK a book about herself could be used to get every poor kid in the UK to have a meal.

blackmamba · 5 months ago

I said no because it is a waste of money you can find information on the internet for free .

izzy89 · 5 months ago

Almost everyone knows who the Queen is,so sending a book to every child would be a waste of money and paper,we are trying to save the environment, right?

sailor31 · 5 months ago

Surely it would be better to spend the money on something like helping to make sure all children in the UK have a safe and happy home to live in or helping disabled/neurodiverse children or children with learning needs access the right educational enviroment or the help they need.

pinkmonkey · 5 months ago

What about Climate change??? £12 million is a lot of money to put towards it.

marthajja · 5 months ago

No some people can't even go to school you should use it on that rather than books that some kids might not even be able to read

ginny09876 · 5 months ago

I think it would be cool to have a book about the queen, but why spend money on a book when they could use that money to help people in need like homeless people, or children with disabilities or helping Ukraine win the war. I think they should worry about more life-threatening things than giving children a book.

pipipip · 5 months ago

I honour the queen but other people might need food not books because you can’t eat a book 📕

stingray1 · 5 months ago

It's too expensive for everyone to have one each.