East Ren comes together to celebrate Diversity Day

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Primary six pupils from across East Renfrewshire turned out at Barrhead Sports Centre last week to celebrate Diversity Day 2014.

The fourth annual East Ren event was held in Barrhead for the first time, organised the Woodfarm Education Centre, Maccabi GB Scotland, ER Faith Forum, Diversity East Renfrewshire and the council, with support from the Scottish Police Muslim Association, Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, UJIA, Interfaith Glasgow and Rouken Glen Garden Centre.

Usman Ali, chairman of the organising committee, told The Extra: “Thank you to Barrhead for being such great hosts.

“Once again, it’s great to see schools, organisations and council services working together along with the support of youth and adult volunteers.”

Pupils spent the morning at an exhibition of faiths and cultures, as well as taking part in sports activities and an art competition.

An awards ceremony was held in the afternoon, with students from Barrhead High playing the Dholi drums and Calderwood Lodge Primary pupils helping at the event.

Usman added: “Our vision is that Diversity Day becomes a day of great celebration right across East Ren — and in time, a day of celebration that can held right across Scotland.”