KEEN pupils have been embracing multiculturalism as part of an important national project for schools.

Year four pupils at Halstead’s Richard de Clare school have been making their own salade nicoise as part of a study of twin town Haubourdin in France.

Year four teacher Elizabeth Shaw said: “We believe it is important for the younger generation to create strong links with the area they are growing up in and the wider world around them.

“The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about our European partners in Haubourdin.

“As well as looking at the geography of the areas, the regional study has sparked learning opportunities through English, leaflet writing, as well as in art by looking at French impressionists such as Georges Seurat.”