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Local kids are fighting fit

Two north Belfast schools based on a notorious interface have joined forces in a day long fitness and respect workshop.

The children from Currie and Holy Family Primary Schools, who regularly engage in cross community programmes, took part in a range of activities which focussed on team building and confidence building through fitness last week, which was led by a new cross community charity — Total Respect Foundation.

Principal of Currie Primary School Anne Thompson said: “We are delighted that Total Respect Foundation have organised this activity day.

“We would work closely with staff, pupils and parents of Holy Family in a number of areas. This day of health and fitness is a great way for the children to mix with each other, helping them to build confidence and understanding with each other.”

Vince Curry from the Total Respect Foundation said: “We formed the charity to support the children and youth of today, recognising that every child is an individual, unique and deserving the best that life has to offer.

“Our aim is to give children the skills, confidence and drive to make a better future for themselves, their families and the communities in which they live.

“The activities today help children from primary one to primary seven to experience fun activities with children from the other side of the interface, it teaches them that there is no difference between them and that they enjoy the same things.”

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