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Black Police Association take PCC on religious and cultural visit


Sue Mounstevens in Easton on a Black Police Association cultural visit

Children learning about culture and a multi-faith society was the theme for Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Sue Mountstevens’ latest community visit on Thursday, July 11, 2013.

Ms Mountstevens joined pupils from St. John the Evangelist CE Primary School, Clevedon to experience various cultural religions and traditions including visiting a Mosque and a Sikh Temple.

PCC Sue Mountstevens said: “I think that this is a fantastic way of educating children about other religions. Letting them experience cultural traditions and pastimes provides them with a far better understanding of a multicultural society.

“It is also important for the children to see police officers from different races and religions and the importance of understanding the multi-cultural communities they serve.”

One of the organisers of the day, Kermal Singh, General Secretary of the Black Police Association in Avon and Somerset said:  “It was great that the Commissioner could see first-hand the work we are carrying out with schools.

“These cultural visits enable the children to learn about the diversity that surrounds them and for them to be able to ask questions about race, religion, culture and the law.”

Commissioner Sue Mountstevens joined in as children took part in experiencing what the day had to offer in Easton, at St Marks Road Mosque, Ramgharia Sikh Temple and ending the visit with lunch at the Asian Day Centre within Easton Community Centre.

See an album of pictures from the day on Flickr

Posted on Monday 15th July 2013
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