The Minister for Faith paid a special visit to Luton to inspire school children to learn about different religions and lifestyles in modern Britain.
Faith Minister Lord Bourne visited Stockwood Discovery Centre on November 29 to take part in a Schools Linking Programme at the centre.
His aim was to see first-hand the work of a Government funded programme that aims to help pupils learn about different cultures and beliefs.
Faith Minister, Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, said: “Schools Linking is a great example of how children and young people from different backgrounds can come together to meet, learn and share interests that help them prepare for life in modern Britain and make them great citizens of the future.
“The government is determined to support programmes such as these to ensure young people from all backgrounds can take part in challenging and rewarding experiences.”
Jointly funded by the Department for Education, with support from the Pears Foundation, the Schools Linking Programme currently helps 18,000 young people from different backgrounds across the country and brings them together via sports, artwork and volunteering.