PUPILS at a Bradford school have taken part in an international project to break down stereotypes.

Ten Year 7 students from Hanson School recently visited Finland as part of an Erasmus project.

Titled "Don't Stereotype Me" the project is the brainchild of three teachers representing the school alongside Vatiala School in Kangasala, Finland and Institut Joan Salvat Papasseit in Barcelona.

The two year scheme will see young people from the three countries working together to break down barriers and smash stereotypes.

Those behind the scheme hope the children learn to move away from making quick, uneducated supplements.

Last month the pupils from Hanson, and the pupils from Barcelona, set off to Finland, where they were greeted by -17 degree temperatures. They visited the snowy city of Kangasala where they were met by their host families.

During the week they got to experience life as a Finnish child, including ice sliding in school breaks and "action track" activities that saw them use technology for orienteering.

They will use these skills again when the three schools come together in Bradford in November.