Over the last few months Nil by Mouth’s Education Team has been busy working with schools across Renfrewshire, helping bring children from different schools together to explore difference, discrimination and sectarianism as well as celebrating community.
We have held three events in Erskine, Johnstone and Ferguslie Park which saw children from denominational and non-denominational schools work together on a series of team challenges, quizzes and educational workshops designed to create and nurture new friendships.
In Erskine, Bargarran and St John Bosco Primaries participated in a full day of activities with a focus on how young people can work together to create change whilst also pitting their basketball skills against teachers and Nil by Mouth staff to win more than 100 Easter eggs to share with one another.
In Johnstone Primary 6&7 pupils from St David’s and Cochrane Castle Primaries spent a morning discovering things they had in common as well as looking at how our online behaviour can impact in the real world. They also found out more about how Nil by Mouth was founded and the importance of not stereotyping people on the basis of things such as schools they attend or football teams they support.
At our most recent event
Our charity is delighted to have been able to support this work during the first few months of 2022 and hope we will be able to continue to work with all the schools when the new term starts in August. Since September 2021 more than 3,000 pupils in over 50 schools have been involved in our education programme and we are aiming to beat these figures in the next school year.
For more information on how we can support your schools, free of charge, please contact our Education Team at firstname.lastname@example.org