Leeds says no to Hate!

Children and parents celebrate Diversity at Community Event

School children and parents celebrated Leeds’s ‘rich diversity’ during a Community day held in Harehills on Wednesday 20th November  
The event, hosted by Leeds Development Education Centre, brought children and parents from three different primary schools together to work with each other and local artists. The pupils from Seacroft Grange (Seacroft), Corpus Christi (Halton Moor) and Little London (Little London) came together to express their learning from an 8 week educational programme.  
The event was the culmination of work done by Leeds DEC and partner organisations in schools across the three communities. Sessions focused on identity, community, migration and hate crime.   Home Office figures show that hate crimes have doubled in the last 5 years. The majority of offences were racial – 78,991 – which increased by 11% in the past year.  
Bev Yearwood, Leeds City Councils Community officer said   “It was a great pleasure to attend this event. We can all learn a lot from the young people involved about what can be achieved when communities work together. I’d like to thank everyone involved for a valuable community project.”  
Jill Wood Headteacher from Little London Primary said   “A great opportunity to talk with other schools, talk with organisations that support their community and see that increased kindness will change the world we live in - a great outcome for everyone!"