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United we stand

PUBLISHED: 18:02 05 June 2008 | UPDATED: 11:15 11 August 2010

CHILDREN at Barking Abbey School have joined forces and hands to make a stand against racism. Lined up around the school they wore black and white clothes, and linked hands to form a human chain to show that colour doesn t matter to them. Staff from the c

CHILDREN at Barking Abbey School have joined forces and hands to make a stand against racism.

Lined up around the school they wore black and white clothes, and linked hands to form a human chain to show that colour doesn't matter to them.

Staff from the citizenship department worked on the project with pupils from Years Seven and Eight, and took part with them in the singing and dressing up.

Pupils, Daisy Green, Christel Mutunda, and Ellie Malbon all enjoyed the day and learned about the importance of not judging people on their race or religion.

Christel said: "Black, white, Asian, Chinese, whatever - we are all the same inside and that's what counts. There are so many different people at this school and we all need to respect each other.


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