SCHOOLCHILDREN across Keighley celebrated One Britain One Nation Day.

Pupils took part in a range of activities as part of the annual initiative, which spotlights unity and pride.

In preparation, ambassadors from Keighley Schools Together met in Town Hall Square and youngsters from eight schools delivered posters and flags to businesses, organisations and public services in the town.

Celebrations on the day itself included flag waving, artwork, picnics and processions.

Red, white and blue bunting was flown in schools and the town centre.

At Eastwood Primary, there was a whole-school and community picnic in the playground.

A gallery of work around the One Britain One Nation themes was displayed, a ‘stay and learn’ day was held for families to work alongside their children in class, there were several VIP visitors and activities culminated with a parade through Keighley – taking in Lawkholme Lane and Cavendish Street.

“It was a fantastic day of celebration of our multi-cultural country, pride and unity,” said headteacher, Suzanne Carter. “Plans are already afoot for next year!”

At Holy Family School, year seven staged an assembly at which staff from a range of backgrounds reflected on their relationships with Britain.

In geography, pupils examined the journeys of migrants coming to Britain.

And in maths, Union Flags were created using careful measurements and outlining.

A flag was also flown from the school building.

At Beckfoot Nessfield, year-six children had made special banners to decorate the school field.

Pupils also learned a song – Try Everything, from Zootopia – to sing together.

On the day itself, the whole school enjoyed a picnic.

“We all sat and ate lunch together on the school field,” said a spokesman.

“It was lovely to see all the children, from nursery up to year six, play together.

“The children also enjoyed music, which was played across the field, and dancing together.”

After the picnic, pupils took part in different activities in their year groups.

Year six discussed prejudice and the importance of forming your own views about people rather than following stereotypes, year four created banners and year two children drew self portraits.