PEOPLE across East Renfrewshire are being asked to challenge prejudice and bullying in schools and youth settings as part of a new campaign.

Launched in collaboration between Scotland’s anti-bullying service Respectme, Show Racism the Red Card and Changing Faces, ‘Celebrating Difference’ will encourage young people to celebrate the things that make individuals unique, and challenge the prejudice that leads to young people being bullied or treated unfairly.

Supporting the campaign is a range of free teaching materials and guidance now available on for educators to download.

Katie Ferguson, service director at Respectme, said: “Celebrating Difference will highlight to young people the importance of respect and fairness for all.

“We all have similarities and differences – and we are each completely unique – that is something to be celebrated. We hope by the end of the campaign that we’ve helped contribute to a culture of celebration and understanding of this in Scotland’s schools and youth settings.”

For more information about the work the groups do, go online at or