YEAR four children from Haworth Primary School have explored Japanese culture and art in a series of workshops organised through the Bronte Parsonage Museum.

The youngsters worked alongside Whitestone Arts to take part in six "Stormy House" Workshops over half term.

Stormy House is a three-year project bridging Japanese and European childhoods, cultures and literature, based around the ghost scenes from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and Japanese ghost tales collected and translated by writer Patrick Lafcadio Hearn.

Helen Thompson, head teacher at Haworth Primary, said: "It has been really inspiring for the children. The parsonage was kind enough to invite us to be involved in this project.

"The workshops we've been fortunate enough to take part in included: Japanese art, calligraphy, acting, dance and folk tale writing which is being used as inspiration for our children to write their own ghost tales.

"We were thrilled to welcome a Japanese calligrapher to the school who really enthused the children with her skills.

"The aim is to make a film of the ghost tales, using pictures of silhouettes and this is going to be shown at the Bronte Parsonage."