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Interfaith Explorers helps children value cultural diversity & respect

The Foundation’s Interfaith Explorers initiative is helping primary school pupils in Peterborough learn the value of cultural diversity and respect for others.

Some 22 languages are represented at the growing Discovery Primary School and many of the 620 pupils are from a Muslim or Jewish background. The growing diversity at the school reflects an influx of new migrant communities drawn to the city in recent years.

With that in mind, one of the school’s key objectives is helping pupils to respect and value religious and cultural diversity, which is why they have found the UNESCO supported resource so valuable.

Headteacher Anne Hampson says ‘With Interfaith Explorers, I really like their angle that, ok, we may all have a different religion, but we also have a tremendous number of things in common’.