SCHOOLCHILDREN have been given a taste of other cultures with a multi-faith day designed to broaden their experiences.

Students at Reid Street School, in Darlington, spent the day learning about different national cultures, getting to grips with chopsticks and learning traditional dance.

They were also taught about the world’s other faiths including Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and the Sikh religion.

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Foundation stage leader Amanda Jones said: “We wanted to give the children an awareness of the diversity of the cultures and religions which exist in our school, our town and our world.”

RE co-ordinator Fiona Rankin added: “Each year group has studied a major world faith and we welcomed visitors into our school to explain about their beliefs through art, dance, storytelling and music.

“We are conscious of the need for our children to gain a broad view of other cultures and other faiths. They children really absorbed the key points of the experience; it’s been fabulous. They have loved it and I’m sure it has been a day to remember.”