PUPILS at one primary school have been working with homelessness charity Bradford Nightstop.

Children at Dixons Manningham have been learning about the causes of homelessness and hearing the experiences of rough sleepers.

The project came after a pupil asked a teacher about the homeless people they see on Bradford’s streets.

Bradford Nightstop has delivered sessions at the school about homelessness and the work the charity does to help young people on the streets.

Children created artworks about how they would feel living on the streets, and the charity has also been chosen by pupils to fundraise for.

Terri Leighton, principal, said: “I’m really proud of how engaged the children were in the sessions.

“It helped to challenge the perceptions and stereotypes that surround homeless people. It is important for children to understand the world around them.

Chris Watson, project worker at Bradford Nightstop, added: “It’s a real pleasure working with the children, they were fantastic.

“I was impressed by the questions they asked and the effort they put into the sessions. It is important to break down stereotypes surrounding homelessness and the reality that it could happen to anyone.”