can parents use history to teach children modern manners?
Join our live show and learn how modern characters like Mike The Knight
can help to inspire good
behaviour and deeds
As parents there are many things we worry about. From whether our
children are happy and healthy to how they are getting on at school and
bedtime routines. But how much time do we actually spend developing
their personalities and teaching them good traits we would like them to
show to others?
As CBeebies’ medieval hero Mike The Knight and his sister Evie, a wizard
in training prepare to launch a modern day version of the age old
Chivalrous Code aimed at pre-schoolers, as a parent, do you worry about
a decline in modern manners and that the age of chivalry is dying out?
Historically, chivalry was seen as a key quality of the British and
throughout history, good manners and polite behaviour have been our
defining characteristics. As parents we know that these qualities are
still important; who wouldn’t agree that good manners, honesty and fair
play are important character traits to try and instill in your children?
to launch a second series of medieval adventures on CBeebies in July,
knight-in-training Mike The Knight champions chivalrous behaviour as
he goes about his daily duties in the Kingdom of Glendragon. And now,
with his rallying cry “Be a Knight, Do It Right” Mike the Knight is
launching a modern day version of the Chivalrous Code to help inspire
his fellow knights in training.
From being kind to their friends and saying please and thank you to
always telling the truth and never giving up on a mission, the code
encourages little ones to champion their responsibilities, do things to
the best of their ability, understand the importance of friendship and
loyalty and be considerate of others.
So how can you encourage your children to be more chivalrous? From
understanding the importance of friendship and loyalty, realising the
importance of teamwork, and learning the power of responsibility what
are the best way to inspire your children to do good deeds?
Historian Justin Pollard joins us live online at
on 3rd July at 3pm to discuss how we can use history to help
get your children doing chivalrous deeds like being kind, helpful, brave