4th March 2014

Glenlee Pupils Receive their Award
Glenlee Pupils Receive their Award

A South Lanarkshire school is celebrating after becoming the latest to scoop an award for its efforts in tackling sectarianism.

Glenlee Primary in Burnbank will today receive coveted ‘accredited’ status as part of anti-sectarianism charity Nil By Mouth’s ‘Champion for Change’ campaign.

The campaign recognises best practice addressing and challenging bigotry across the curriculum, and schools have to achieve several benchmarks in order to achieve ‘Champion for Change’ status.

Over the past twelve months the school has worked on a number of projects seeking to raise awareness of sectarianism and held several joint activities and workshops with St Cuthbert’s Primary.

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director, Dave Scott, said:

We have been thrilled with the progress made by Glenlee over the last twelve months and the way in which staff and pupils have bought into the idea of working together with people from different religious and cultural backgrounds.

Glenlee is a worthy winner of this award and we have no doubt its anti-sectarian work will go from strength to strength.‘