A GROUP of year four primary school pupils have teamed-up with another primary school in Lancashire as part of a project which aims to break down cultural barriers.

On Friday July 12, pupils from Burnley's Barden Primary School, whose children are from predominantly Pakistani Muslim backgrounds, hosted an afternoon with Longton Primary School, a village school with mostly white Christian children.

The event was organised by teachers, Donna Hindle and Sandra Fletcher as part of a Linking Project formulated by Anawar Afrasiab from The Linking Network and the Lancashire Ethnic Minority Achievement Service.

Children from both schools, along with their parents, met for an afternoon of friendship, games and a buffet.

Mrs Hindle, said: "Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and it was great to see children and parents having fun together and breaking down cultural barriers. The children were incredible and led the way, modelling fantastic friendships and amazing acceptance of others.

"I would like to thank the staff and parents involved in making it a success and hope that this will be the first of many projects of this kind between Longton and Barden."