Tackling religious intolerance in primary school
Year 6 primary school children from a Christian school in the Westbourne Park area of London, took part in a series of lessons to address religious intolerance. Although their school is a Christian school, most of the school children are from Muslim families. The children live locally and many live on a large estate opposite the school. Religion plays an important part in the lives of these school children.
Westbourne Park Family Centre’s Director, Geoff Biggs, was commissioned to undertake a series of lessons with these Year 6 school children. The purpose of the lessons was to address issues of religious intolerance and racist language that some pupils were displaying to other pupils. Lena Choudary-Salter, Director at The Mosaic Community Trust, worked with the Westbourne Park Family Centre to develop and deliver this project.