Standing with St Albert's Primary School

Keep Scotland Beautiful has joined First Minister Nicola Sturgeon to condemn those who posted offensive comments about pupils from St Albert’s Primary School on social media.

We were thrilled when St Albert’s Primary School in Pollokshields, Glasgow agreed to host a visit from the First Minister on Friday 30 September to mark the end of Scotland’s Climate Week.

The pupils were watching our live assembly, summarising a week of online live lessons that were beamed into hundreds of schools across Scotland to highlight climate change and action that can be taken to address it.

The First Minister joined the live lesson and addressed all the schools, thanking them for their participation in Scotland's Climate Week.

Unfortunately, what was an exciting day for us and the children and educators, turned sour as the school was subjected to a torrent of horrific racist abuse on social media.

Our CEO Barry Fisher said, “It was a privilege to sit with the children of St Albert’s on Friday and to hear from the children about what they had learnt that week, and see how excited they were to have a visit from our First Minister.

“We have sent our support to the school and stand with them in solidarity.  Scotland does not have room for hate or racism. We are disgusted and angry that the children and educators, who are all doing an amazing job, have been exposed to this.

“Our diverse population is part of what makes Scotland a beautiful place to live. We thank St Albert’s and all of the school’s supporters for helping us keep Scotland beautiful.”

03 October 2022


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