A Guest Blog by Sarah Robinson, Digital Development and Participation Officer, AoS
My name is Sarah and I’m the Digital Development and Participation Officer working on the Action on Sectarianism website. Yes, there is an actual person behind the brightly coloured homepage of our vast website teaming with information on sectarianism. There is a lot there, but it’s all either fun, interesting, informative, useful or all of the above. In this blog I'm going to tell you a little about what Action on Sectarianism (AoS) is, who it’s for and what is actually on there for you to use.
So what is it? Action on Sectarianism is a website sharing information that inspires action with children, young people, adults and anyone working to tackle sectarianism in Scotland.
And who is it for? It’s for everyone! Children, young people and adults each have their own channel with information tailored to them. Then the AoS Network is a fourth channel for organisations, local authorities and projects to share their work and resources and be part of the wider conversation on tackling sectarianism in Scotland.
What’s on it? This is not just a website with loads of boring text telling you about sectarianism in Scotland but an interactive gateway to information. Each of the three public channels has activities and information specifically for that age group and also includes talking heads of peers saying what they think a Scotland free of sectarianism will look like. There is also the opportunity to record
your own talking head and share your opinion!
That’s not all; there are quizzes, games, crosswords and word searches as well as videos created by young people and adults from across Scotland telling their stories. You can also tell YOUR story in a blog or a comment box.
If you are a practitioner, teacher, youth worker or just someone who wants to make a difference in your community, go to the AoS library for some resources and activities to use with your groups. Also sign up for the AoS Network and use the discussion forum to get in touch with others tackling sectarianism across Scotland.
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