Creative approach to cultural acceptance

Katele Faimalie-Malutafa,10, puts the finishing touches to his spiky looking creationSmall hands made light work of a fun programme promoting positive race relations in Waitakere City.

Three classes of Henderson South Primary School students were among those encouraged to focus on what people have in common rather than highlighting their ethnic differences.

One way they did this was by making clay figurines to reinforce the message that irrespective of ethnic background, people have the same needs of food, water, shelter and family.

From rotund Buddha-like figures to cool looking dudes with funky hairdos, the children took to the task with gusto and creativity.

more photo’s will follow. Over 500 children at Waitakere participated in Earth People!