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Ayrshire College, student event, March 2019

In March 2019, a group of students from Ayrshire College held a #NoBarriers event for local school pupils to attend and take part in a number of different sports while learning about gender inequality. The event was held to allow the pupils to take part in sports that are gender stereotyped as male or female sports, while learning that everyone has the right to participate in any sport they wish.   This all began from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) programme the college run allowing anyone to learn and build a career in these industries. They wanted the school pupils who attended to appreciate and accept anyone in any sport.

Forth Valley College, student event, Mach 2019 

In March 2019, a group of students from Forth Valley College hosted the Yes We Can Games for pupils at Alva Primary school to educate them on disability in sport. The event saw the pupils take part in specific and adapted sports for individuals with disabilities such as jingle football, while educating them on the barriers they face participating in sport. The students wanted to spread the message that no matter the disability, everyone should have the same access to sport and everyone can take part in sport.

North Lanarkshire Active Schools event, February 2019

In February 2019, North Lanarkshire Active Schools team ran a Shotts cluster football event for 5 primary schools and the local high school. The schools that took part were Alexander Primary, Kirk O’ Shots Primary, Shotts Primary, Dykehead Primary, St. Patricks Primary and Calderhead High School. The event was created for the pupils to meet and interact with other pupils from different schools while participating in a football festival. Throughout the event, the participants were educated about fair play in sport and that it does not matter if you win or lose. They aimed to change the pupil’s mindset on fair play and that it is not just an act.

Ayrshire College, student event, March 2018

Ayrshire college ran an event in March 2018, for school pupils at Annanhill Primary to take part in different sports while learning about sectarianism. The students wanted to change the pupil’s mindset and opinions on sectarianism, while raising awareness of it amongst them. They wanted to spread the message that it doesn’t matter about someone’s race, religion, gender, sexuality or disability, no one should judge them for it. They want sport to be an outlet for people, no matter who they are, everyone has a right to take part in sport.

Forth Valley College, student event, March 2018

In March 2018, students from Forth Valley College ran an event for the pupil’s at Comley Park Primary School to educate them on sectarianism within Sport and give them the opportunity to take part in sport such as athletics and taekwondo. They got the pupil’s taking part in sports that they may have not done before, while attending a workshop educating them on sectarianism. What the students wanted the pupils to take away from the event was that no matter someone’s race, gender, religion, sexuality, age and disability, they all deserve the same fair opportunity to take part in sport.

Ayrshire College, student event, March 2018

In March 2018, students from Ayrshire college held an event in their college for students and lectures to take part in a volleyball tournament, while spreading the word about anti-sectarianism. The students wanted to educate the participants about sectarianism and the use of “banter” within sport in relation to gender, religion, disability and race. They also wanted them to have fun and interact with other students and lecturers from the college during the volleyball workshop. They wished for the students to spread awareness of sectarianism within their local community.

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