Schoolkids learn how to appreciate other cultures

WE HAVE FAITH -- Oliver Bradbury and Ellenique Martin from Hucknall National Primary School proudly display their posters at Hucknall Library

WE HAVE FAITH -- Oliver Bradbury and Ellenique Martin from Hucknall National Primary School proudly display their posters at Hucknall Library

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CREATIVE schoolchildren in Hucknall have been learning how to embrace other cultures, faiths and traditions through an innovative competition launched with the help of the police.

The aim of ‘Feeding The Faith’ is for youngsters to learn about Nottinghamshire’s diverse community and develop an understanding and knowledge of other cultures.

In turn it is hoped it will make them more tolerant in the future.

The culmination of the project is a design challenge where children from 11 Hucknall primary schools have been tasked with producing colourful posters.

The works include images of mosques, churches and synagogues, as well as dress, artefacts and cuisine from other cultures.

The posters form part of a faith-inspired exhibition running at Hucknall Library until Saturday July 23.

Now members of the community are being encouraged to support the youngsters by visiting the library on Market Place and voting for their favourite poster.

Hucknall National Primary School is one of the schools taking part in the project.

Head teacher Liz Youngman said: “It’s about celebrating difference and the fact that difference is good.”

She added that the project involved the infant classes right up to 11-year-olds — and everyone enjoyed taking part.

Youngsters found out about different faiths in their religious education (RE) lessons and took part in workshops.

They then designed posters and each school submitted their two best entries to go on display at the library.

Votes can be cast by filling in a form at the library and there are shopping vouchers up for grabs for the lucky winners.