Aiming to bridge gap

A DIVERSITY event aimed at discouraging anti-social behaviour took place in Huntingdon. Fusion was at Huntingdon Youth Centre over the half-term break with the aim of providing activities for youngsters, aged eight to 18, living in the Oxmoor area of the

A DIVERSITY event aimed at discouraging anti-social behaviour took place in Huntingdon.

Fusion was at Huntingdon Youth Centre over the half-term break with the aim of providing activities for youngsters, aged eight to 18, living in the Oxmoor area of the town.

Children were encouraged to embrace different cultures by creating a diversity collage using magazines and newspaper articles. By working in small groups, the children had the chance to discuss and negotiate the meaning of diversity and how it affected them.

The activity was co-ordinated by Anne-Marie Watson, of the Open Out Scheme, which tackles the issues surrounding hate crime and promotes diversity awareness.

The scheme, sponsored by Luminus Group, Huntingdon Community Safety Partnership (HCSP) and Cambridgeshire Constabulary, is based at Luminus' headquarters at Brook House, Huntingdon.

Ms Watson said: "By encouraging children to participate in activities promoting diversity awareness, the underlying root causes of discrimination and subsequent hate crime will be reduced and lead to a more cohesive community for future generations.