Team Scotland kicks off the year with a busy month of January! Pictured - Young people and staff from Bellshill YMCA
The team have started the year with a bang and we thank all our partners and funders for creating and involving us in amazing educational opportunities.
Nicola Hay, Campaign Manager
In spite of the winter cold and the New Year kicking in, January continued to be very busy for the Education Team in Scotland. The team have worked with:
383 Young People
3 Primary schools
2 Secondary schools
3 Harder to reach groups
SRtRC Scotland have worked with a number of wonderful and diverse groups such as:
Partick Thistle Community Trust, Perth Prison, St John Ogilvie, Struthers Primary and Lesmahagow High, Mossend FC, Partick Thistle FC and Highpark and St Cuthberts Primary school delivering anti-racism and anti-sectarianism education.
We were particularly excited to have completed a programme of delivery funded by the Scottish Government Community Safety Unit In Partnership with Russell Sanderson at Mossend FC and young people at the Bellshill YMCA youth drop-in. The sessions focussed on challenging sectarianism and discussion around prejudice directed towards people’s religion and nationality were linked by the participants to themes of immigration which are dominating our newspaper headlines at the moment. Young people drew comparisons to religious intolerance related to intra-Christian sectarianism and the issue of Islamophobia and misinformation around Islamic extremism and world conflicts like Syria. They also made connections to the current Syrian refugee crisis and post-famine Irish migration. SRtRC were privileged to unpick these parallel themes of prejudice with the audience and hope to work again with Mossend and the Bellshill YMCA drop-in young people and staff.
Thanks to Voluntary Action Fund and Scottish Government Equalities, Community Safety Unit as well South Lanarkshire Council for funding us in order to create a fairer and more equal Scotland!
Also thank you to Perth Prison for investing in equalities education