Show Racism the Red Card is seeking to recruit an Administration & Support Worker to join our Education Team in the North East of England.Read More
Show Racism the Red Card Scotland is delighted to announce the phenomenal support we have received from First Scottish based in Fife.
After significant funding cuts in Scotland, the Scottish team are so grateful to Ian Fraser and the team at First Scottish for their generous donation. The Scottish team has been striving to source additional funding to help us to continue the much needed Educational work we do across the country in the face of rising racism and the support given by Ian and his team has been invaluable.
A heartfelt thank you from the Scottish team to First Scottish.
My Week With SRtRC
This week I have been doing work experience with the charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’, it has been extremely interesting learning how the charity works and what it’s all about. I feel like I’ve learnt numerous things across this week working in the office and also across two different schools, one primary school and one secondary. I feel like I know have a greater understanding on racism as a subject and also how different children percept things when it comes to stereotyping and how they feel about racist terminology.
Across this week I have had many different challenges; my first one was collecting data out of a questionnaire and noting every different answer that was put down by students in university, the second I had to put my translating skills into use as I translated a survey from English into Welsh which was very challenging yet enjoyable. Both tasks were completed in the office and I also had a lot of fun completing them.
The next two days were very different to my first two as I went out to different schools with Noam and Kate on the first and Kris on second. My first day was a school in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area where I observed Noam and Kate do a presentation on what racism actually is, stereotyping and racist terminology. This was very interesting for me as I got to see two different styles of presenting and it was extremely interesting to see how different children react to racial stereotyping as Noam and Kate got to teach them what racism actually is. I could see that the sessions were very successful as I could see the children learning the whole way through without losing interest by playing ‘Culture Shock’ which taught them not to judge someone on their appearance only after you've got to know them and also by clearing the air on the uncertainty about what racist terms are and what words can and can’t be used which was a massive benefit as the majority did not know what terms are okay to use.
After working in a school with Noam and Kate I then went on to a school in the Vale of Glamorgan with Kris where I enjoyed myself thoroughly throughout the day teaching years 5 and 6 about similar subjects and also learning a few things myself on the way. Kris taught the children and I many different things as her lesson was extremely captivating the whole way through. I believe ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ is a fantastic charity and the message that they bring is vital to the future generation, I strongly believe this charity is a major factor in how the children of the future behave when it comes to racism as many of the children I've worked with across these few days are still unsure on terminology and also not to judge people before getting to know them.
Overall I have had an amazing week with the charity doing my work experience and I’ve enjoyed myself the whole way through learning about the history of the charity and where it all began but also racism itself as I got to learn many different things with Kris about the history of slavery and the many stories about Shaka Hislop which I found very intriguing. I strongly feel that this week has been a major success for me as an individual and I have enjoyed working with everyone from start to finish!
Fy Wythnos i gyda DyCCiH
Yr wythnos hon rwyf wedi bod yn gwneud profiad gwaith gyda'r elusen 'Dangos y Cerdyn Coch i Hiliaeth', roedd fy mhrofiad yn hynod o ddiddorol gan roeddwn yn dysgu sut mae'r elusen yn gweithio a beth maen nhw'n gwneud. Rwy'n teimlo fy mod wedi dysgu nifer o bethau ar draws yr wythnos hon yn gweithio yn y swyddfa a hefyd ar draws dwy ysgol wahanol, un ysgol gynradd ac un uwchradd. Rwy'n teimlo fy mod nawr yn cael well dealltwriaeth ar hiliaeth fel pwnc a hefyd sut mae gwahanol blant yn canfod pethau o ran stereoteipio a sut maen nhw'n teimlo am derminoleg hiliol.
Yn ystod yr wythnos hon, rwyf wedi cael sawl her wahanol; fy nhasg cyntaf i oedd i gasglu data allan o holiadur ac yn nodi pob ateb gwahanol a roddwyd gan fyfyrwyr yn y brifysgol, yr ail beth roedd angen i mi wneud oedd ddefnyddio fy sgiliau cyfieithu wrth i mi gyfieithu arolwg o'r Saesneg i'r Gymraeg, roedd yn heriol ond cefais hwyl wrth wneud. Cwblhaeais y ddau dasg yn y swyddfa a chefais llawer o hwyl yn eu cwblhau.
Roedd y ddau ddiwrnod nesaf yn wahanol iawn i'r ddau gyntaf gan es i i wahanol ysgolion gyda Noam a Kate ar y cyntaf a Kris ar yr ail. Fy niwrnod cyntaf oedd ysgol yn ardal Rhondda Cynon Taf lle'r oeddwn yn gwylio Noam a Kate yn gwneud cyflwyniad ar beth yw hiliaeth, stereoteipio a therminoleg hiliol. Roedd hyn yn ddiddorol iawn i mi gan gefais i'r cyfle i weld dau dull wahanol o gyflwyno ac roedd yn hynod o ddiddorol gweld sut mae plant yn ymateb i stereoteipio hiliol. Roeddwn i'n gallu gweld bod y sesiynau'n llwyddiannus iawn oherwydd gallwn weld y plant yn dysgu drwy'r holl sesiwn heb golli diddordeb trwy chwarae’r gem 'Culture Shock' a oedd yn eu dysgu i beidio â barnu rhywun ar eu golwg yn unig ond ar ôl i chi ddod i wybod nhw a hefyd trwy glirio'r awyr ar yr ansicrwydd ynghylch a pha termau hiliol a pha eiriau na ellir eu defnyddio a allai fod yn fudd mawr iawn gan nad oedd y mwyafrif yn gwybod pa termau sy'n iawn i'w defnyddio.
Ar ôl gweithio mewn ysgol gyda Noam a Kate, yna fe aeth i ysgol ym Mro Morgannwg gyda Kris lle wnes i fwynhau llawer trwy gydol y dydd yn dysgu blynyddoedd 5 a 6 am bynciau tebyg a hefyd dysgu ychydig o bethau fy hun ar y ffordd. Dysgodd Kris i mi ac i’r plant llawer o bethau gwahanol gan fod ei wers yn hynod ddiddorol o’r ddechrau i’r diwedd. Rwy'n credu bod 'Dangos Hiliaeth y Cerdyn Coch' yn elusen wych ac mae'r neges y maent yn ei bwysleisio yn hanfodol i genhedlaeth y dyfodol, rwy'n credu'n gryf bod yr elusen hon yn ffactor pwysig yn y modd y mae plant y dyfodol yn ymddwyn o ran hiliaeth gan mae’r plant rydw i wedi gweithio gyda ar draws y dyddiau yma yn dal i fod yn ansicr ar derminoleg ac maen’t wedi dysgu i beidio â barnu pobl cyn dod i adnabod nhw.
Yn gyffredinol, rydw i wedi cael wythnos anhygoel gyda'r elusen yn gwneud fy mhrofiad gwaith ac rwyf wedi mwynhau fy hun drwy'r ffordd trwy ddysgu am hanes yr elusen a lle wnaeth dechrau ond hefyd am hiliaeth fel pwnc, rwyf hefyd wedi dysgu llawer o bethau gwahanol gyda Kris am hanes caethwasiaeth ac mae’r straeon am Shaka Hislop rwyf wedi clywed yn ysbrydoliedig iawn. Rwy'n teimlo'n gryf bod yr wythnos hon wedi bod yn llwyddiant mawr i mi fel unigolyn ac rwyf wedi mwynhau gweithio gyda phawb o'r dechrau i'r diwedd!
Following reports that Aberdeen FC player, Shay Logan, had experienced racist comments after he was sent off in the aftermath of Aberdeen’s game at Parkhead on the final day of the football season and subsequent press coverage, Show Racism the Red Card release the following statement.
“We fully support Shay Logan and will be asking the SPFL to investigate any claims of racism reported to the league.
“There is NO excuse for racism and we are sure the vast majority of football fans would agree it is something no player should experience.
"Show Racism the Red Card would offer support to anyone who may have experienced racist abuse. There is no place for it in Scottish Society or Scottish Football. All allegations of racism should be fully investigated by the relevant authorities and if proven, action should be taken.
“Celtic FC is a long-term supporter of the SRtRC campaign, helping educate young people from schools in the area about racism and discrimination and we look forward to continuing this work over the 2018/19 season.
"Any complaints of racism made to Celtic Football Club will be fully investigated."
Jack Ross has agreed to join Show Racism the Red Card's Honorary Patrons list. The new Sunderland AFC manager has been a long-term supporter of the campaign during his time as a player and manager.
Jack said "I am delighted to become a patron of Show Racism the Red Card. I have been a supporter of the charity for many years up in Scotland and I am proud to know that Sunderland AFC were one of the three founding clubs of the campaign back in 1996. As manager of Sunderland AFC I will be encouraging my players to help the charity whenever possible."
Jack played for clubs including Clyde FC, Hartlepool United FC, Falkirk FC and St Mirren FC and managed at Alloa Athletic FC and St Mirren FC before joining Sunderland AFC in May.
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive said "Show Racism the Red Card is pleased to welcome Jack Ross, the new manager of Sunderland AFC as our latest patron. Jack has been a great supporter of SRtRC Scotland for many years now and will be a welcome addition to our patrons in England. We wish Jack and SAFC all the best for the new season."
This year, Show Racism the Red Card are recognising the 23nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, simply because they were Muslim.Read More
The national NEU Young Teachers' Conference was held on 22nd-24th June at the Slate and Scarmen Conference venue at Warwick University.
The conference gives young teachers a chance to discuss the issues they face and work out practical solutions. It provides them with the opportunity to meet and network with other young teachers from across England and Wales. The event aim to support young teachers already active in the union and to encourage others to become active through workshops, exhibitions, plenaries, CPD, TeachMeets, theatre and fun.
Teachers and the NEU General Secretary, Kevin Courtney, took time out to support Show Racism the Red Card's 'Wear Red Day' 2018. We are grateful for the support shown by the NEU and it's members and were pleased to be present at the conference.
Show Racism the Red Card was pleased to receive the support of MPs from across the house for Wear Red Day 2018. A photo-call was held on Monday 25th June to promote the annual fundraising day, which this year takes place on October 5th in Scotland and October 19th in England and Wales.
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive said, "Show Racism the Red Card's All-Party Parliamentary Group organised an excellent photo-call of MPs on Monday 25th June in support of Wear Red Day 2018.
"This October will mark the fourth year of Wear Red Day, which is growing in schools, organisations and individuals participating year on year. People wear red for the day to show solidarity with our campaign against racism and make a donation towards SRtRC's education work. A big thank you to all the MPs who took time out to show their support for Wear Red Day."
Show Racism the Red Card and Whitley Bay FC are coming together for a fundraising event with John Beresford.
The event will be hosted by Lee Ryder (Chief Sports Writer The Chronicle).
The event will be held on Thursday 6th September 2018 from 7 to 7.30pm at the Seahorse Bar, Whitley Bay
If you want to be involved, tickets can be purchased for £10 through Whitley bay FC by contacting them.
Ged Grebby (CEO of Show Racism the Red Card) said:
"Thanks to John Beresford for agreeing to do this “talk-in” with Whitley Bay Football Club (WBFC). This is the second event we have held with WBFC in the last year and we look forward to a good evening of entertainment."
The Education teams in England worked to collectively deliver a series of informative, creative workshops and events during May 2018.
92 hours of workshop activities, excluding assemblies and fun fitness sessions
1420 young people participated
11 Primary schools
2 Secondary schools
In the North East, the Education team delivered 22 workshops, over 44 hours, to a total of 693 school students, across the region in 5 Primary schools and 1 Secondary school.
In addition, the team delivered an entire programme of Promoting Equality & Tackling Inequality in the Workplace training in partnership with Darlington Borough Council. 160 members of staff from the Council's Civils Team recieved training across 6 sessions throughout the month.
The team also delivered anti-racism education training to 15 adults as part of a Northern UNISON Branch Development meeting. The training was provided as part of a longstanding funding agreement with Northern UNISON.
At the end of the month, the Education Team delivered anti-racism education training to 30 members of Humberside Police. The training was designed to support officers to deliver anti-racism education in a variety of settings using SRtRC's model and resources.
In the Southern Region, the Education team delivered 24 workshops, over 48 hours, to a total of 727 young people, across the South Region in 6 Primary schools, 1 Secondary School and 1 College.
Here are some of the testimonies from our visits:
"Just wanted to give some quick feedback about the SRtRC workshops this week.
Staff and pupils all felt it was fantastic - particularly in years 5&6. Kevin, Francis & Lionel were outstanding yesterday, the pupils were in awe listening to them and the topics inspired debate amongst the staff as well as pupils.
The Year 4 sessions were good, Shona and her colleague (sorry can't recall her name!) were inspiring and led the sessions well, although the teachers felt there was bit too much sitting still for the younger pupils.
In all, we were really pleased so please pass on our thanks to everyone involved."
- Iver Heath Junior School
"I thought it was a BRILLIANT day out, one of the best I’ve been on. The ladies who took the session were excellent and got people involved, and they gave me some excellent ideas for future training / presentations to school kids, and in the car on the way back the three of us were discussing everything we had done."
PCSO, Humberside Police
The Show Racism the Red Card team were delighted to be able to visit Celtic FC on Friday 8th June to deliver an anti-racism educational event with local pupils from Quarry Brae Primary and St Anne’s Primary
The event was the final day of a programme of anti-racism workshops that the young people had been participating in. Prior to the day at Celtic Park the SRtRC education team had visited Quarry Brae Primary and St Anne’s Primary to deliver 3 separate workshops to each school looking at what racism is, why people move around the world and Islamophobia, and how to safely challenge racism.
The event at Celtic FC brought the young people together to celebrate the work they had being doing in class and to learn how to effectively challenge racism. The young people also received a workshop on campaigning against racism by Sarah Wiktorski from the STUC. The young people were also treated to a tour of the stadium.
After a packed morning the young people then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel.
The panel consisted of Josephine Giard, Chloe Craig and Colette Cavanagh who all play for Celtic WFC. They were joined by Sarah Wiktorski from the STUC and Show Racism the Red Card coach and ex – professional football player Michael Weir.
Nicola Hay Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop. We are also thrilled that Celtic FC Women's First Team stood with us to highlight the intersectional nature of inequality.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“Celtic FC are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to their local stadium to learn about anti-racism and gender equality with strong role models.”