July 26 2018

With a new school term on the horizon, Nil By Mouth’s ‘Champions for Change’ schools programme enters its seventh year. Since it was launched in 2011 more than 25,000 pupils from over 100 schools across 25 local authorities have participated in it.

The programme is open to both primary and secondary schools and features various methods of engaging with the issue of challenging sectarianism.

All of Nil By Mouth’s services are delivered free of charge to schools across Scotland. We offer various inputs to learners in upper primary and throughout secondary school while remaining flexible to each group’s specific requirements and expectations. Below are the various methods that you and your class can engage with the ‘Champions for Change’ programme.

Nil By Mouth Workshops, Presentations & Assemblies

During the 2017/18 school term Nil By Mouth worked with 7,240 pupils throughout Scotland. Our workshops and assemblies focus on raising awareness of the issues surrounding sectarianism within our society. Our interactive approach aims to draw out personal attitudes, views and experiences while encouraging people to challenge sectarianism in their own lives and in wider society. There are a limited number of spaces for these sessions out-with our ‘Champions for Change’ Award. Requests will be treated on a first come first served basis.

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Champions for Change Award

NBM’s ‘Champions for Change’ Award has been created to recognise and celebrate the efforts of schools who work together to challenge sectarianism. We also hope to inspire schools who have not previously worked together to join forces to battle bigotry. During the 2017/18 school term Nil By Mouth worked with a total of 79 schools across Scotland. Of these 79 schools, 21 engaged with us as part of an inter-denominational partnership. This equated to 10 active partnerships, including the first ever high school partnership to achieve the ‘Champions for Change Award’. Primary or secondary, we’d love to hear from schools who are enthusiastic about working together to defeat bigotry.

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To book a workshop or for more information please contact our Education Officer, Jamie Lithgow, at education@nilbymouth.org