Tag Archives: Anti-Sectarianism

PL Session: Using Divided City to Explore Sectarianism

Small - Divided CityJoin us live in Glow TV on Monday 2nd February at 4pm for this hour long session which will explore themes highlighted in Theresa Breslin’s novel Divided City.

The Citizens Theatre has developed a Resource Pack which will allow teachers to lead fun and interactive activities with their pupils, exploring sectarianism, discrimination and intolerance; focusing on the characters and plot from Divided City. Join us for a live Professional Learning tutorial and then have a go yourself in class. Suitable for upper primary teachers.

You can download the free Divided City Resource Pack here: Divided City Resource Pack

Register to take part in the live event – Using Divided City to Explore Sectarianism

Education Scotland meets with partners to tackle sectarianism

Education Scotland currently has a Tackling Sectarianism Network engaging a range of organisations, including Scottish Government, Voluntary Action Fund, Church of Scotland, Scottish Catholic Education Service, Bridging the Gap, Children’s Parliament, Youthlink, Nil by Mouth, Sense over Sectarianism, South Lanarkshire Council, Garscadden Primary School, St Thomas’ Primary School (Glasgow). The network allows the opportunity to share good practice in our schools and communities and engage in professional dialogue regarding the issue of sectarianism.

The network came together recently to discuss our aim to tackle sectarianism in Scotland. The group discussed the role of education in eradicating sectarianism. The discussions offered an opportunity to share good practice in both our schools and communities. The group also took a pro-active approach when discussing some of the challenges facing practitioners, and focused on finding positive solutions to these challenges.

All partners involved were keen to offer support to schools and communities tackling sectarianism, so why not take a look at some of their websites?

Action on Sectarianism

Glasgow Sense over Sectarianism

Nil by Mouth

Education Scotland has a development officer in post dedicated to tackling sectarianism in Scotland. If you would like to share your good practice or discuss the possibility of developing your anti-sectarian work please get in touch, Yvonne.Donald@educationscotland.gsi.gov.uk

Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition

2013/2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Show Racism the Red Card’s Anti-Racism/Anti-Sectarianism Creative Competition in Scotland. The Creative Competition is an integral part of the Show Racism the Red Card’s work in Scotland and has become a central feature in the calendar with almost 1 in 5 of Scotland’s schools having participated in the competition. Entries are welcome from both individuals as well as class groups and the closing date for all entries is Friday 31 January 2014.

To enter, school and college students must develop a piece of creative work that gets across loud and clear the important message that racism and/or sectarianism is not welcome in Scotland. This could be artwork, poetry, a short story, creative writing, music, a dance/drama performance, research project or multimedia presentation.

Competition winners will be invited to a star-studded award ceremony at Hampden Park in March, attended by the elite of Scottish football, to receive public acclaim for their work and receive their prizes.

For further information, please visit the Show Racism the Red Card Scotland website.