`TWINNED' schools celebrated new friendships with a party.
Under a project that has been run by Kirklees Council for three years, pupils from different cultures are encouraged to meet children from different religions and ethnic backgrounds.
This year's project ran for eight weeks and twinned Netherton Primary School and Spring Grove Junior Infant and Nursery School at Springwood.
Schools in the area link up to encourage multi-cultural experiences between the children.
The Netherton and Spring Grove pupils were aged eight and nine.
The event culminated in a celebration at Spring Grove School which saw the children from both schools release balloons with the names of friends they had made during the project.
More than 90 parents turned up to the event, along with the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees, Clr Donald Firth and his wife, Ann. They are pictured with staff and pupils.
Spring Grove headteacher Bibi Laher said: "The event was extremely successful. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.
"The event is a great way to promote cultural diversity at an early age.
"Children from all backgrounds get a better understanding of cultural differences."