Pupils at schools in Perth have been showing the education secretary Michael Russell what they have been doing to tackle sectarianism.
The visit was part of a series across Scotland to highlight the positive work being done.
Mr Russell visited Perth Grammar and St John’s Academy in Perth on Tuesday. He told pupils it was important to challenge unacceptable behaviour.
He said: “Learning and teaching allows young people to challenge unacceptable attitudes and behaviour and will make significant strides in preventing these being passed to a new generation of young people.”
Rosanna Cunningham, minister for community safety, who also visited both schools, said: "If we are to eradicate sectarianism from Scotland once and for all we need to start with education. We need to constantly look at ways of getting the message across to the next generation of young Scots that religious intolerance is totally unacceptable in a modern Scotland.
“There are some fantastic projects going on in schools right across the country and I am keen to see that work at first hand."