Almost a thousand schoolchildren ‘Stepped Into the Future’ when they marched in Jo Cox’s memory yesterday (Thursday).
Pupils from 22 local schools met in Batley Memorial Gardens ahead of a march – led by a samba band – up to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium for the third annual Step Into the Future event.
At the stadium, the 30-strong groups from each school took part in more than 20 activities, including football, rugby, singing, dancing, art, poetry and circus skills.
Representatives from Huddersfield Town, Leeds United, Batley Bulldogs and the Fire Service were on hand to keep the fun going.
Jo Cox’s parents, Gordon and Jean Leadbeater, and her sister Kim, were in attendance as the Great Get Together weekend got off to a vibrant and colourful start.