Published: April 27, 2009
Diversity learning session for schoolchildren in Burnham-On-Sea area

Police in Burnham-On-Sea have organised an event at West Huntspill School to promote cultural awareness and diversity to young people.

The event will be led by a group called Storytree, who use story telling, discussion, painting and song to educate children about different cultures, disability and general diversity to teach children about the different ways in which people live.

Children from West Huntspill School will be joined by a Year 2 class from East Huntspill School and Year 6 from Pawlett Primary School for the presentation by Storytree leaders Gloria Lawrence, pictured above, and Roger Cawsey on Tuesday (April 28th).

Gloria will be giving them a presentation, which will include information about diversity, which will be illustrated through discussion about Caribbean food and music. Roger will be giving a talk about disability in school and work.

Gloria said: "I want to show the children that anyone can do anything provided they've got the determination. Roger's a fantastic example for them too – he was born with only one hand, but now is a professional drummer in a number of bands!"

PCSO Sheila Dickinson said: "We are really looking forward to this event and hope the children have a fantastic time with the Storytree Team. Diversity is a key issue, something that Avon and Somerset Police are always keen to promote and we are extremely pleased that we have the opportunity to help facilitate children's learning in this way."


Website for Storytree [External link]

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