Telegraph & Argus – Thursday, January 28, 2016 – Alistair Shand
A Keighley school has staged a superhero day to celebrate the life of a pupil who was murdered.
Staff and youngsters at Worth Valley Primary took part in activities in memory of four-year-old Riley Turner who was killed three years ago.
“We were proud to host a celebration of Riley’s life and would like to thank all the children and families who supported the event,” said Julie Batey, for the school.
Superhero costumes were worn and there was a special Peace Mala assembly.
Peace Mala Dove of Peace No.2 joined the pupils for the assembly. There are currently 14 doves of peace from the educational organisation travelling the world.
The Peace Mala initiative, which aims to unite all faiths and encourage global citizenship, was established in 2001 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US.
Following the assembly, balloons in the Peace Mala colours were released together with one in the form of Spiderman, Riley’s favourite superhero.
Pupils gave donations to dress-up and £146 was raised for the Peace Mala educational charity.
Worth Valley Superheroes with Peace Dove 2