Learning of other lives

Habiban Zaman and the group of local women who have been meeting to develop stronger links between parents and friends of Thornhill Junior School and Thornhill Lees Infant School. (d15021158)
Habiban Zaman and the group of local women who have been meeting to develop stronger links between parents and friends of Thornhill Junior School and Thornhill Lees Infant School. (d15021158)

WOMEN have been meeting in primary schools to develop their understanding of each other’s communities.

Council staff have organised sessions over the last year to build links between parents at Thornhill Junior School and Thornhill Lees Infant School.

Anayat Mohammad from Kirklees Council’s cohesion team said: “This is part of a greater piece of work that we at the council, particularly the cohesion team, trying to do in community building.

“We are trying to build relationships with people of different backgrounds who wouldn’t necessarily come together.”

Around 30 women come to the meetings which were originally held once a fortnight but are now held weekly due to their success.

Mr Mohammad said members of the group have shared aspirations for their families. He said: “We now have true friendships and the objective is to see if we can get more and more women involved.”

It is hoped that more groups can be set up across Kirklees. To get involved contact the cohesion team on 01924 324561.