MORE than half of school children describe their ethnicity as Cornish, according to latest statistics from Cornwall Council.

Since 2006 school children in the county have been allowed to identify themselves (or via their parents for the younger ones) as Cornish on the annual schools census, the Census and Pupil Level Annual Schools Census (PLASC).

In the first year less than a quarter described themselves as Cornish, but a slow but steady increase every year has seen it rise to 51.1 per cent for 2017.

The figure was supplied by Cornwall Council in February this year.

So how Cornish do you feel? Take our (lighthearted) test!

All marks are given out of ten.

1, When you ask where someone is, do you say: "Where you to?" (as opposed to Where are you?)

Cornishness: 8

2, Do you know if it's jam on cream or cream on jam?

Cornishness: 6

3, Have you taken part in the "Right are 'ee?" "Yeah, you?" greeting?

Cornishness: 9

4, Do you know where Greensplat, Skinner's Bottom or Tolgus Mount are?

Cornishness: 8

5, What (and where) are the Nearly Home Trees?

Cornishness: 7

6, How often do you have the "Who makes the best pasties" debate?

Cornishness: 5

7, How many Jethro jokes can you recite?

Cornishness (if 3 or more): 9

8, Have you ever developed a nosebleed/nausea/anxiety crossing the Tamar Bridge?

Cornishness: 10

9, On watching a driver pull in on a narrow road, have you ever found yourself tutting and saying: "You could fit a bus through there"

Cornishness: 5

10, Do you tell each other it's "nice to be 'ome" after you've been on holiday?

Cornishness: 7

If you have answered all of the above questions in the affirmative, congratulations - you can consider yourself Proper Cornish!

* In April 2014 Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, announced that the history, culture and distinctive language of Cornwall would be fully recognised under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

The decision to recognise the unique identity of the Cornish, now affords them the same status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities as the UK’s other Celtic people, the Scots, the Welsh and the Irish.