The best people to teach pupils about different cultures may be children themselves....
Teachers at both schools say the children happily venture on to ground where adults sometimes feel uncomfortable. "It is really refreshing - they are just very honest about what they are thinking at this age," says Shaun L'Amie, the Southdale teacher who helped get the project off the ground.
"A boy from our school asked one of the girls 'why are you wearing that on your head' - pointing at her hijab. Without batting an eyelid, she explained and that was that, they were friends.
"Later, one of the Muslim girls asked how often our children went to church and how often they prayed. The next thing we know, they are talking about football and Playstations. There is a genuine interest in each other and there are real friendships forming." [Link]
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