Hampden reward for football campaigners
Pu p i l s f rom two Cambuslang schools who are leaders in breaking down barriers have graced the hallowed turf at Hampden.
Cairns and St Cadoc’s primaries have previously been recognised for their work with anti- sectarian campaigners Nil by Mouth.
And they teamed up again at the national stadium as part of the charity’s Champions for Change education programme.
Over the last few months P6-7 pupils from both schools have taken part in a range of educational workshops, sports activities, assemblies and even put together a combined Champions for Change choir to perform across South Lanarkshire.
Pupils also enjoy weekly football sessions together and the schools coordinate their anti-sectarianism message across the curriculum.
In recognition of all this the Crerar Hotels Trust sponsored buses and a special behind- the-scenes tour of Hampden Park for the pupils, culminating with the opportunity to walk out on to the pitch the day after Scotland’s victory over Slovenia in a crucial World Cup qualifier last month.
Nil by Mouth campaign director Dave Scott said: “It’s been an absolute joy to be working with Cairns and St Cadoc’s over the last few years.
“The schools hav e developed such a strong partnership and we have seen many firm friendships being formed by pupils and staff from different schools and backgrounds.
“We are delighted that the Crerar Hotels Trust also sees the great value in this work and are very grateful for their sponsorship.
“Parents will be invited to a special showcase later this month to learn more about this partnership and the schools are already making plans for more work next year.”
On the pitch Pupils from Cairns and St Cadoc’s