UN International Day of Peace Event

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October 1st 2015

Pupils queue up to make their Peace Commitment to challenge sectarianism
Pupils queue up to make their Peace Commitment to challenge sectarianism

Nil by Mouth were delighted to have been invited to Cambuslang to speak at Trinity High School’s ‘International Day of Peace’ event on Monday 21st September.

Campaign Director Dave Scott addressed Trinity pupils and guests from other local schools and faith communities. His message included a call for pupils to not view difference as something to be feared and to seize the opportunity to shape the world around them.

The event also saw the school launch a new ‘Peace Pledge’ drafted by pupils committing those signing to avoid sectarian behaviour and focus on building bridges between different faith and cultural traditions.

In 2013 Trinity High successfully obtained it’s Nil by Mouth ‘Champions for Change’ accreditation recognising its work to tackle sectarianism throughout the school community.

Nil by Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said:
“This has been a wonderful event and it’s great to see how much effort all the pupils have put into making it such a success. It’s also pleasing to see representatives from different faith communities and schools present at the event. The young people have made clear today that difference is something to be celebrated, not feared. To see so many pupils queuing up to sign the school’s new pledge to tackle sectarianism serves as a reminder that this will be the generation which rids Scotland of this problem once and for all.”

Dave Scott joins pupils and guests at Trinity High School
Dave Scott joins pupils and guests at Trinity High School