Young people from schools across the district have joined calls to "stand up, speak out, make a difference" - or SUSOMAD - in a new peer education programme.

Over 17,000 pupils took part in exhibition visits and workshops by The Anne Frank Trust and the Remembering Srebrenica exhibition.

SUSOMAD tackles issues including human rights, prejudice, discrimination, and helps young people use their voice constructively for society. The launch was attended by Councillor Imran Khan, portfolio holder for education, employment and skills.

Cllr Khan said: “Today it is as important as ever that young people are able to work together to understand and tackle discrimination and have the confidence to speak out against it.”