November 21 2017

It’s a thumbs up for pupils from Holy Family and Mossend Primary Schools

Primary school pupils from across North Lanarkshire have joined forces with leading charity Nil By Mouth to defeat bigotry and raise awareness of sectarianism.

Pupils from Holy Family, Mossend, Condorrat, St Helen’s and Baird Memorial primary schools have recently engaged with the charity through a series of workshops and activities. Funded by The Gannochy Trust, the programme saw pupils investigate common stereotypes, the consequences of sectarian language and learned how differences should be celebrated rather than feared.

The partnership between Holy Family and Mossend primary schools continues to go from strength to strength having worked closely together for the last four years. In previous years the two schools have undertaken the Daily Mile together, recorded an album of songs, undertaken joint trips and competed in a series of sporting activities. Having worked together through a series of Nil By Mouth workshops, we look forward to seeing how this year’s group celebrate their partnership and continue to build bridges between their schools.

Another partnership building on past success is The Condorrat Together Project. Located within half a mile of each other, Condorrat Primary, St Helen’s Primary and Baird Memorial Primary schools have built a fantastic working relationship together over many years. In recent times the schools have used this bond to battle bigotry and discrimination through a partnership with Nil By Mouth. Having also undertaken a series of workshops with the charity, the schools are now building towards a showcase event in December to display and promote the positive impact pupils have made within their community.