London, Mar 10 : Under new British citizenship plans, school kids in the UK will be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and will also be expected to promise to obey the law in ceremonies like those for new immigrants.
A review of citizenship by Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney general, wants kids to be more proud of Britain and therefore believes that the procedure could strengthen it, reports the Sun.
A source close to the review, ordered by Prime Minister Gordon Brown, said that the plan is designed to help immigrants and citizens develop a 'shared sense of belonging'.
The oath of allegiance mirrors the pledge by American school kids to the flag, which is made while standing at attention with the right hand over the heart.
The pledge is not compulsory but it is common practice in American schools.
Goldsmith's plan came after a study, which showed that many kids in the UK are made to feel embarrassed of their roots by politically correct teachers.
Some children have been sent home from school because they wore an England shirt or because their parents sport a national symbol on their car.