Joining paper hands in a movement against hate, four Rotorua schools have joined the national movement to show it is okay to be different in light of horrors around the world.

The project was started by Pāpāmoa's Tahatai Coast School pupils Daniel Barback, 10, and his sister Emily, 8, after the Christchurch mosque attacks on March 15.

After brainstorming what they could do to show it was okay to be different, the pair decided on a long line of dolls of different cultures holding hands was the way to help.

About 2km long, there are still thousands more dolls waiting

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