For England and St George

Five Citizenship students took part in a festival celebrating St George’s Day as part of a project exploring the diverse communities that shape our identity.

WEB-L-to-R-Ashleigh-Curl_Alice-Bath_John-Denham_Sally-Benhamed_Zal-Waziri_Mimi-Thapa‘It’s Our England’ asked groups of students from Barton Peveril and other local colleges to think about the importance of national identity together with past, present and future ideas of what Englishness really means.

The project and festival – held at Southampton Football Club –  was the brainchild of former Southampton Itchen MP, John Denham. It marked the culmination of a series of workshops run by the Faculty for Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Winchester and provided an important focal point for celebrations in Southampton on St George’s Day (23 April).

Barton Peveril students pictured with John Denham are (L to R): Ashleigh Curl (Wyvern), Alice Bath (Wyvern), Sally Benhamed (Chamberlayne Park), Zal Waziri (Cantell) and Mimi Thapa.