Moorthorpe has secured a £4600 Lottery Grant to run an exciting project entitled 'Building Bridges- embracing the arts to spark a change'.

The school is seeking to inspire and foster greater racial interracial understanding , racial harmony and equality for good in the community. This funding will enable the school to mount a community wide project to expand and develop people's knowledge and understanding of the wider world. We are hosting four artists from South Africa to work with scjhool's, church groups, community groups and local econdary school's.

This area needs a project like this as data from West Yorkshire Police show 283 incidents of hate crime reporrted in our area last year. Of this number 232 of the incidents were racial or faith motivated.

Our project will run from Wednesday 19th June until Wednesday July 3rd with Moorthorpe playing host and leading this project.