This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury:
Roadshow teaches pupils about faith
Youngsters at a school have been learning about different faiths this week thanks to a visit by a charity.
Pupils from Mount Grace High School in Hinckley tried out different food, clothing and entertainment, and had conversations with faith volunteers from St Philip's Centre about the Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh faiths, as part of a roadshow.
The day also had a royal theme as children were given the chance to put their name to a pledge board acknowledging the Queen's 60 years of service as being a benchmark for stronger interfaith relations.
Pupil Kirsty Allan said: "The day was amazing. Learning about the food, clothes, and culture was fantastic."
Tom Dunne, assistant head teacher at Mount Grace, said: "We want our children to have the broadest range of knowledge and understanding to enable them to become the active citizens of tomorrow.
"They all had a really enjoyable and exciting day."
Riaz Ravat, from the St Philip's Centre in Leicester, said: "In just one day, our religion and belief roadshow makes such an impact upon children that they remember their experiences for a long time after."