Gala’s young men take a stand against domestic abuse

AN assembly for S5/S6 male pupils at Galashiels Academy was held recently to highlight the White Ribbon campaign against domestic abuse and violence against women.

This was supported by members of the pastoral/teaching staff and the locality police officer for the school. White ribbons and white ribbon pin badges were presented to all who attended to wear as a gesture of solidarity with the campaign’s 16 days of action to end violence against women and girls.

Head boy Harry Brown and his depute, Callum Hunter, gave a presentation which focused on various types of domestic abuse, the prevalence of this crime in the Borders and the hidden nature of the issues surrounding it.

At the end of the assembly 85 pledge cards were signed and returned.