Children are drummers for a day

CHILDREN were given the chance to be an African drummer for the day at a special celebration of international cultures and faiths.The day of arts and activities yesterdayat the Clacton Family Resource Centre included dance workshops, mask making and storytelling from all over the world.

CHILDREN were given the chance to be an African drummer for the day at a special celebration of international cultures and faiths.

The day of arts and activities yesterdayat the Clacton Family Resource Centre included dance workshops, mask making and storytelling from all over the world.

People from different faiths were also on hand to answer questions about their culture and beliefs.

The day was run by the centre in association with the Children's Fund Essex, and also saw the launch of the partnership's diversity project. This will give extra individual help to young people who find it hard to join in local groups because of cultural or language barriers.


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Iris Pummell, Essex County council's cabinet member for children's services and schools, said; "Social inclusion is one of the key principles of the Children's Fund Essex which seeks to promote understanding and respect for minority and faith groups through projects with children and their families.

"The activity day provided an excellent opportunity for children to learn more about other cultures while also having lots of fun."

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