Does he not realise how much damage can be done by running down the subject and saying it should be delivered as media studies? I find that offensive.
Citizenship is far more than media studies and certainly not seen as "a pain in the arse" by the majority of teachers or pupils. If Mr Dimbleby were to get out and visit a range of schools, he would see some innovative and inspirational lessons delivered, in the main, by a dedicated team of teachers. I have yet to see a pupil snore in one of my lessons. All I see is a sense of curiosity, challenge and a desire to learn.
Philippa Wadsworth Saltash Cornwall.