Pupils join new Nil by Mouth campaign
More than 100 youngsters from St Modan’s High joined forces with anti-sectarian campaigners Nil by Mouth as part of a new campaign.
The charity put on an afternoon of activities focusing on how to tackle issues such as sectarianism and racism in football.
The Football People campaign, which runs across Europe from October 5 to 19, aims to promote diversity and inclusion while challenging prejudice.
As part of the Stirling leg of the tour pupils took part in a special workshop where they came up with their own social media campaign to promote tolerance and respect in sport.
Nil by Mouth was set up by Glasgow teenager Cara Henderson in response to the sectarian murder of her school friend Mark Scott as he made his way home from a football match in 1995. The Celtic supporter was singled out due to the colour of his scarf.
Campaign director Dave Scott said: “We are very excited to have been chosen to be part of this European initiative to promote equality through sport, especially given the long-term problems Scottish football has had with sectarianism. The aim of this tour is to show how sport can unite people rather than divide, and how football can truly be‘the beautiful game’.
“I’m delighted that so many pupils from St Modan’s are taking part.
“We have enjoyed a good relationship with the school in recent years and the pupils always ask good questions and come up with interesting ideas.”
Challenging prejudice Pupils from St Modans, Stirling