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Kites to fly above Otley raise awareness of food injustice
11:00am Monday 4th February 2013 in Local news
Hundreds of specially-made kites will fly above Otley this spring to raise awareness of global food injustice.
About 250 children from the Otley, Pool-in-Wharfedale and Bramhope Family of Schools will take part in the event at Wharfemeadows Park on Friday, March 22.
Pupils at each of the schools will be working with Oxfam on designing the kites, as they learn more about the charity’s campaign to end hunger and global citizenship.
The kites will be unveiled and flown, wind depending, at about 1.30pm on the day.
Westgate Primary School head-teacher Helen Carpenter said: “Mick Bradley, who works at the Centre for Global Education at York St John University, invited us to participate as he works with Oxfam through the centre, and his son attends Westgate Nursery.
“Then Sybil Parker at Ashfield Primary had the fantastic idea to create a local event.
“It means we can tie the work in with the work the family of schools does together on the theme of tackling racism, and promoting diversity and global citizenship.
“This project will encourage the children to think about the world beyond Otley and of the differences, and similarities, there are between them and children around the world.”