September 21 2017

Pupils came together to consider how we can build a more peaceful society

Efforts to promote Peace across the world has been high on the agenda for a South Lanarkshire High School this week.

Nil by Mouth was delighted to be invited to address more than 100 S1 pupils at Trinity High School in Cambuslang as part of its United Nations International Day of Peace programme. Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Campaign Director Dave Scott addressed Trinity pupils and guests from other local schools and faith communities. His message included a call for pupils to work to build bridges higher than walls and to consider how their actions can impact on people around them. Pupils will also sign a ‘Peace Pledge’ committing 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. Peace is not something that is ever easily won and across the world at the moment we see countless examples of people being forced from their homes by war and violence. Its important we ensure young people feel they can influence and shape the world around them positively and that no act of kindness or compassion is ever wasted.’