SCHOOLS in Runcorn have come together to celebrate interfaith week to strengthen their respect for other cultures.

Ormiston Bolingbroke academy and Murdishaw West primary school, both in Barnfield Avenue, took part in lessons by staff in the history and religious education departments with sessions covering a range of world religions.

The aim of the partnership work is to work together to deepen the pupils respect and understanding of traditions in the UK and the world, as well as showing the pupils the religious traditions connect with their own lives.

Head of history and religious education, Sean McGlory, said: “OBA teachers are enjoying delivering the sessions to pupils and the pupils have loved their lessons.

"All in all, it is shaping up to be a really successful interfaith week!”

Stacy Palmer from Murdishaw West primary said: "We want to say a huge thank you to Miss Snagg, director of transition and community development for collaborating with Murdishaw West and working hard to put together a timetable for the partnership lessons.

"Also a thank you to the OBA teachers for delivering creative, engaging RE lessons for our primary children.

"The lessons were thoroughly enjoyed by all children and staff and we look forward to working in partnership again for next year’s interfaith week."