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East Renfrewshire pupils broaden their cultural horizons
Primary school pupils came together to celebrate East Renfrewshire's Diversity Day and learn about different faiths and cultures.
Hosted by East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, 600 Primary Six pupils from Busby, Carolside, Netherlee and Calderwood Lodge primary schools attended the event.
The day, now in its sixth year, gave young people the chance to see an exhibition of different religions, participate in a diversity themed art competition and develop their team-building skills through a number of sporting and dance activities.
All the activities are designed to allow young people to learn about the things they have in common as well as the things that make people different.
Diversity Day is organised through a collaboration of partners including representatives of the Woodfarm Education Centre, Maccabi GB Scotland, ER Faith Forum, Diversity ER, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust and East Renfrewshire Council's Education and Equality Departments.
Sponsorship of the event, for pupils in the Williamwood High cluster, is provided by a number of organisations including Asda Carrier Bag Community Grants Programme administered by Foundation Scotland and from Claremont Trust.
Grace Brookmyre, a member of the ER Diversity Day Organising Committee said: "The aim of the annual East Renfrewshire Diversity Day has not changed since it started in 2010.
"It's about bringing children and young people together around a series of activities in order to learn about diversity and acceptance, in particular around faith and culture."
Anthony McReavy, East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure chief executive said:
"Since we play a major part in the community, it's only right that we support an event like this, which shows that people of different faiths have many things in common, as well as celebrating the differences in our cultures."
Created on 7 October 2016