Luton Sixth Form College in No Love for Hate project

Luton Sixth  Form  and Harlow Colleges are joining forces in a Home Office-funded project No Love for Hate. Part of the camapign is this poster for the play Us and Them, written by former Luton Sixth  Former Teresa Burns
Luton Sixth Form and Harlow Colleges are joining forces in a Home Office-funded project No Love for Hate. Part of the camapign is this poster for the play Us and Them, written by former Luton Sixth Former Teresa Burns

Community cohesion and far-right extremism are two of the issues being explored by Luton Sixth Form College and Harlow College as part of a Home Office-funded project.

The inititiative has been dubbed ‘No love for hate’ and teaches youngsters to value tolerance and diversity.

The project includes Us and Them, a fast-paced play written by former Luton Sixth Form Student Teresa Burns.

College spokesman Steve Crayon said: “It aims to provoke debate and challenge some of the prejudices in our societies and communities, while at the same time remaining light-hearted and theatrical.”

Teresa’s co-director Eva Sampford said: “Young people are really aware of the problems of radicalisation and how important it is to make a cohesive, tolerant and good community. They face many challenges on a daily basis.

“We decided to tackle our Prevent duty from a different angle, helping them identify and understand risk factors associated with right-wing extremism.”