A Year 5 pupil from Abbey Community Primary School hard at work during a Connecting Cultures session at Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University in Leicester. He is illustrating his tanka poem about his grandad, his hero:
my grandad lives in
Uganda but he has to
go to India
then travels to the UK
goes to London buys a house
Connecting Cultures is a project conceived and organised by photographer Kajal Nisha Patel bringing together two culturally different British community schools from urban Leicester and rural Harby to work on stories, poetry, illustration and bookmaking.
In this session over a hundred pupils worked with artist Paul Gent on illustration and poet Paul Conneally of Leicester City Council PCAS on tanka poems.