Video: Imperial matters – why children should learn pounds and ounces

Pounds, pints and inches may seem like fairly standard measurements to most people – but to some children in the UK they are a mystery concept.

Imperial measurements have fallen out of favour somewhat in recent years, with schools teaching the metric system over the old-fashioned imperial.

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But that could soon be a thing of the past, following ministerial plans to reintroduce imperial measurements to the curriculum – and according to one Boston market trader, it is certainly a step in the right direction.

In this video, Garry Finn, of Seekings Fruit and Veg, says why he feels that way.