HULL: Sixth-form students, academics and a renowned photojournalist are working together to inspire schoolchildren during Black History Month.
The students from St Mary's College in north Hull have been exploring what Black History Month means to them and their peers through a photography project, culminating in an exhibition that will open later this month.
Working with academics from the University of Hull's Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (Wise), students from the Department of History and representatives from the Black History Partnership will use photography to capture the relevance of Black History Month to young people.
Taking inspiration from the work by Hull's most famous son, abolitionist William Wilberforce, the students are hoping their insight will inspire younger audiences to engage with contemporary messages about fighting social justice and respecting difference.
The photographic exhibition, entitled i-dentity, will go on display on Wednesday, October 24, at the Hull History Centre.
Project organiser Dr Nick Evans said: "We hope the photographs they produce will ensure the important messages of Black History Month strike a chord with everyone in the region.
"It is important that young people stand up to racism and make a difference to their world."
HULL: Hull North MP Diana Johnson is hoping to make lessons about drugs, alcohol and relationships compulsory in classrooms.
She is to introduce The Relationship, Drug and Alcohol Education (Curriculum) Bill on Wednesday, at Prime Minister's Questions, under the Ten-Minute Rule Bill procedure.
She has chosen to focus on relationships, drug and alcohol issues because she feels young people often face difficult choices relating to all three issues.
Ms Johnson wants drugs and alcohol education to give practical information such as the growing dangers from "legal highs", the alcoholic content of different drinks and the health implications.