School hosts street party in honour of Jo Cox


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A Bradford primary school is helping bring its community together for a street party in honour of the late MP Jo Cox.

All Saints CE Primary School, in Little Horton, is hosting the event as part of the Great Get Togethers which are being held across the country to bring communities together on the anniversary of the Yorkshire MP's death.

The All Saints Street Party takes place on Saturday from 2pm in Kennion Street, Little Horton.

The school's head teacher John Davie said: "We serve a diverse community here and we thought that hosting this event would be a great way of bringing people together from our school, the local church and mosques to celebrate this diversity and to honour Jo Cox and the work that is being done in her name to promote hope, tolerance and understanding."

Guests will be welcomed by the Lord Mayor of Bradford Coun Abid Hussain, the Rev Canon Stephen Treasure of All Saints Church and Mr Davie.

The entertainment will include an All Saints Got Talent Final and a performance by children in year four of Bamboo Tamboo, a form of Caribbean music using tubes and beaters. There is also a street performance of Fools Rush In by Harry Kingham and friends, and the police and fire brigade will be attending.

The Lord Mayor Coun Abid Hussain said: "As Jo Cox said in her first speech to Parliament 'We have more in common than that which divides us'. It is good to see a school leading a Bradford community to come together like this to celebrate this important message. I am delighted to be able to attend the All Saints Street Party. "

The event is one of a series of Great Get Togethers taking place across the district and country. They are being launched by the Jo Cox Foundation along with dozens of other community groups.

A picnic and fun day takes place in City Park on Sunday (June 18) where people can enjoy a fun filled afternoon with music, activities, games and great community spirit. Then the Big Iftar takes place on Sunday evening from 7.30pm to 10pm, in City Park. This is a more spiritual event which includes the Iftar - the breaking of the fast for all those observing Ramadan.

Friends of Ilkley Lido are hosting an afternoon of games, entertainment, food and fun at a massive community picnic in The Grove on Sunday from 12 noon until 3pm with people being asked to bring their own food and chairs. And in Keighley, at the Highfield food co-op, an Iftar party is being held from 9.30pm at Sigh Airedale in Highfield Lane.

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