A group of pupils even made a short film which became part of the BBC’s annual School Report. The film featured interviews with Roseanna Cunningham MSP and James Kelly MSP.
The school has let the pupils take the lead on the issue, and 17-year-old sixth year student, Lauren Doherty from Rutherglen, believes that is the way forward.
She said: “If it’s teachers who are in charge then people tend to feel they are being told what to do, so when it comes from your peers I think it hits home more and you get a better response from the other pupils.
“A survey was carried out (in the school) and when the responses came back people has answered truthfully, no-one was taking the mickey.
“Sectarianism is something that has affected everyone in the school in one way or another and people have responded very maturely.”
Nil By Mouth Campaign Director Dave Scott said: “We have been blown away by the commitment shown by this school community to tacking sectarianism. Pupils, teachers and parents have all bought into Trinity’s bid for this award.”
The award prompted local MSP, James Kelly to put forward a motion to the Scottish Parliament saying the school has “displayed a long term commitment to tackling bigotry.”
He said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to the pupils and staff at Trinity High School on achieving Champion for Change status, which recognises their hard work and commitment in helping to spread the important message that there is no place for sectarianism in modern Scotland.”
Tom Greatrex MP was also at Trinity to see the award ceremony.
He said: “It is testament to the hard work and thoughtfulness of all of those pupils, of different age groups, involved and the support of the teaching staff at the school. Getting the chance to talk to some of the young people involved at the presentation highlighted just how positive this activity has been in breaking down barriers.”