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What is Action on Sectarianism?

YouthLink Scotland, the National Agency for Youth Work has set up the first independent public website designed to challenge sectarianism in Scotland, supported by the Scottish Government.

Accessible on computers, tablets and mobile phones, this website will act as a central gateway to information and resources tackle sectarianism in Scotland by providing tailored user access to four distinct target groups:

Children and Young people

Adults: parents, carers, community groups

AoS Network: teachers, youth workers, academics, policy officers, community activists

Bridges & Barriers project concluded successfully at the end of March with a Football Festival at Super Soccer, Glasgow. 83 pupils attended and along with teachers, NK staff and Active Schools were video interviewed by Lisa Gallacher from Youthlink Scotland which will help us create our B&B promotional video.

The project saw our target of 16 partnership slots filled with 10 newly created in areas the project had never been to before. Attendance for sessions was 197 pupils with 89 delivery hours and the project increased its girl participants from 8% at the start to a high of 40% by the end. This was an important target we set with Active Schools to achieve a more balanced school demographic.

The school partnerships from 10 Electoral Ward areas out of a possible 23 in Glasgow were: St Charles & Dunard; Highpark & St Cuthberts; St Marys/Parkview/Caldercuilt/St Blanes x2; Bankhead & Corpus Christi; St Rochs & Royston; Whiteinch & St Paul’s; Golfhill & St Denis; Riverside & St Saviours; St Patricks & Anderston; Avenue End & St Rose of Lima; St Josephs & Oakgrove; Our Lady of Peace & Sandaig; St Teresa’s & Saracen; and St Francis of Assisi & Mount Vernon.

We have successfully developed trust and communication with the Glasgow Active Schools (AS) team (NW, NE & S) which is the main reason for the project achieving a city-wide approach. These new schools and AS Coordinators have never worked with us before and have been getting to know us and the project as it progressed.

We thank them for their great efforts and can look forward to more support to help us expand the project with future funding from the Scottish Government this year.

For more information about Bridges and Barriers contact Andrew Westcott, Project Officer at North Kelvin Sports Development Group on 0141 946 0603 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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