Are television channels as important as they once were?
We discussed that with such a huge variety of entertainment available on our screens, we can choose what to watch. We can take some responsibility for our viewing to ensure we have a healthy amount of screen time. The BBC was the first broadcasting company in the UK and is now 100 years old. We have the right to get information from the internet, radio, television, newspapers, books and other sources.
How has football influenced black history?
The theme for 2022’s Black History Month is ‘Time for change; Action not words’ and in a recent interview, former England player Andy Cole shared his thoughts on the month, including highlighting the need for change in football and wider society. Cole feels particularly strongly about the lack of opportunities for black coaches and managers in English football.
Each year, Black History Month provides an opportunity for learning, reflection and change; to look at how things once were and to ensure we learn from the past to create a better future.
Should more be done to help rescue pets?
We talked about how we all have a voice. We can use our voice to share our opinions and support the things that matter to us. For some, this might be caring for pets in need. It might be that we own a pet, want to help a pet in need or can no longer care for a pet. These are all issues that affect us and we all have the right to give our opinions freely on them.