HAMPSHIRE school children have produced an interfaith calendar as part of a week-long event celebrating religion.

All the children whose images were chosen were awarded a certificate at an event organised by Hampshire County Council.

Cllr Elaine Still, chairman of the council, said: “Yet again, our school pupils’ designs have shown outstanding quality and understanding of the different festivals and religious days celebrated throughout the year.

“The calendar is colourful, meaningful and beautiful to look at and I would like to congratulate all the young artists who contributed.”

Cllr Roz Chadd, who is chairman of the Hampshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE), co-presented the awards.

She said: “In Hampshire we take seriously the importance of children and young people exploring what it can mean to live with a religious outlook on life and other ways of life, including those informed by a non-religious perspective. Our Agreed Syllabus Living Difference III provides the basis of good teaching in religious education helping children be open to the different ways in which people live within our local and wider communities and the world.”

The images were drawn during Interfaith Week and the calendar is for 2019. It is available for £5 from Hampshire online shop.