Manchester Evening News reports that Education Secretary Justine Greening has thrown her weight behind the ‘fantastic’ #WeStandTogether initiative.
“The government has officially backed the #WeStandTogether campaign in a bid to get peace studies taught in all schools across the region.
Education secretary Justine Greening has thrown her weight behind the ‘fantastic’ campaign less than a week after it launched.
The #WeStandTogether campaign aims to build on the huge community strength displayed in the wake of May’s Arena attack, including by teaching children about conflict resolution and tolerance.
Speaking at Conservative conference, Ms Greening – a London MP – said terrorists ‘will never win’ and described Manchester as an ‘amazing’ city.
“I’m really supportive of children in Manchester learning about why it’s so important to tackle hate crime and all of those things that happen in communities that divide them,” she said.
“I’m an MP in another city that’s seen more than it’s fair share of terrorism over the years and I was also involved – obviously – leading the Department for Education working with a lot of the schools that had a lot of children affected by the terrible evening that those kids went through.