Happy St George's Day!
Throughout my time in Parliament I have called for our national day to be a bank holiday.
My suggestion is that as part of it, every school should become the focus of community activity with a full sports programme of activities, engaging the community, a culmination of school sport through the year. Schools football finals could be played, perhaps in some cities in iconic stadiums.
I would also make it a charity day with a major charity fundraising event similar to Children in Need, to focus on a day where the nation can celebrate everything that is English.