Schoolchildren as young as five are being taught how to tackle racism

The importance of the scheme has been highlighted after police in the East Midlands said racially-motivated crime was on the increase, including attacks in small villages and towns. In one case in Lincolnshire, three youths were jailed for a racist attack on a British Asian family. Brick attack A gang of youths threw bricks and ripped down a fence in an attack that was caught on CCTV at the family's home near Lincoln. On Wednesday, 26 children from Nottingham graduated with honours from their six-week race and cultural awareness course. BATTLING RACISM