A PROJECT based in Huddersfield is to take its pioneering cultural lessons into schools across Yorkshire.
Primary Colours, of Fartown, has been awarded a £69,339 grant by the Arts Council to extend the work it began in schools in Kirklees.
The company publishes multi-cultural books and learning materials.
These have been used by schoolchildren as part of lessons which include writing and drama, and expand cultural diversity.
Now the project is to be launched next month in schools in both Leeds and Sheffield.
Primary Colours will work with up to 80 schools over the next two years, offering the multi-cultural curriculum to up to 16,000 children.
Earlier this year 26 pupils of Christ Church Woodhouse Junior, Infant and Nursery School, Deighton, modelled for a pack of alphabet cards produced by Primary Colours.
Another big grant from the Arts Council has gone to The Media Centre in Huddersfield. The £90,450 will help fund the Ultrasound festivals which have become a success at the Northumberland Street centre.
The third festival, held last month, explored experimental sound and electronic music and included workshops, live performances and a DJ night.
The Proper Job Theatre, based in Huddersfield, has been given a £12,125 grant. The money will be used to fund a joint project with Talia Theatre to create and tour a new play based on Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World.
The theatre group will aim the piece at young schoolchildren.
Another Arts Council grant has been awarded to the Ken Marley Trio, in Huddersfield.
They are to compose a new jazz work for seven musicians as part of the Yorkshire Musicians in Residence Scheme.
A grant of £7,692 has been awarded to Huddersfield performance artist Sohail Khan. He is to work with other artists on a project which will be completed by spring.