Col­lege stand­ing up to big­otry

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

South La­nark­shire Col­lege were cel­e­brated for their work in stand­ing up to big­otry.

Stu­dents Robin Lochrie-Brown, Katie Clarke and Demilea Fair­bairn scooped first prize at na­tional equal­ity char­ity Nil by Mouth’s an­nual‘Pitch Per­fect’com­pe­ti­tion.

The event sees stu­dents from across the coun­try com­pete against one an­other to de­sign a cam­paign to raise aware­ness of sec­tar­i­an­ism in Scot­land.

The girls’win­ning idea was en­ti­tled ‘Bury The Big­otry’– which will see school chil­dren work to­gether to sell seeds to raise money to sup­port the char­ity’s ed­u­ca­tion pro­gramme.

Robyn said:“We’re de­lighted to have won this com­pe­ti­tion and can’t wait to see our idea be turned into re­al­ity. Equal­i­ties is an im­por­tant is­sue for our gen­er­a­tion.”

Nil by Mouth en­gage­ment of­fi­cer Emma Alexan­der said:“We have al­ways en­joyed an ex­cel­lent re­la­tion­ship with South La­nark­shire Col­lege and were de­lighted with the stan­dard of en­try to the‘Pitch Per­fect’ com­pe­ti­tion. All the teams clearly put a great deal of time and ef­fort into their pitch and the judges had a dif­fi­cult job choos­ing a win­ner.”

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