Pupils lead cross-culture initiative

Rauf Bashir from Building Bridges at West Craven High School. (S)

Rauf Bashir from Building Bridges at West Craven High School. (S)

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Pendle schools are leading the way in promoting understanding.

As part of its “Good Neighbours Project” funded by the Big Lottery, Building Bridges Pendle has worked with young people from Nelson and Colne College and West Craven High School to have an active role in their local community.

Both groups of young people have completed education programmes designed to have a better understanding of diversity and the importance of cross-cultural engagement within Pendle.

Pupils at West Craven held a food tasting session in Barnoldswick and spoke with people about the need of promoting understating and mutual respect between people of different backgrounds.

Students from Nelson and Colne College initiated a project to prepare ad serve food to the elderly who reside in Ashiana Lodge in Nelson.

Project Manager Rauf Bashir: “Throughout their preparation and delivery, pupils demonstrated their belief in the overall aims of the project in supporting relationship building and respect between people.

“I personally engaged with members of the public at the event in Barnoldswick and they fully appreciated schools having a role in such matters.”