The 16th educational event of the 2009/10 season saw Show Racism the Red Card return to Scunthorpe United FC for the second event with the club in as many seasons.
It has been very good. I have learned that racism is something you should never, ever resort to.
We watched the Show Racism The Red Card film and did activities about how different cultures and nationalities are there in our everyday lives.
It was really exciting to meet the players.
Cody Jay, 11, Grange Lane Junior School
SRtRC contacted all of the Primary schools in Scunthorpe about the afternoon and we were pleased to involve groups from 5 different schools at the event. The day had the full support of Scunthorpe United’s Community Sports Trust and the football club itself who sent along several members of the squad to take questions from the young people about racism.
The event began with an educational session, based on the work of SRtRC’s Community Education Team. The young people engaged readily in the activities and this time served as good preparation for the main event, featuring the SRtRC film and of course, the Q&A. Before the film was screened the SUFC players arrived and were introduced to the audience. The players were Dave Mirfin, Gary Hooper, Josh Wright and Jonathan Forte and it was great that they were able to watch the film with the young people and lend their support.
The audience paid close attention to the film and it led to a very good Q&A. The young people had an excellent incentive to ask questions as Scunthorpe United provided 5 lots of 1 adult + 3 junior tickets for that evening’s England v Turkey Under 19 fixture. SRtRC had provided some T-Shirts, which the players were happy to sign for runners-up. Everyone who attended the afternoon received a SRtRC goody bag and the players were happy to stay and sign copies of the new Show Racism the Red Card / Scunthorpe United FC poster for all. The lucky winners and the players also had their photo taken for the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph, which covered the event.
SRtRC would like to thank everyone who attended the day and participated so readily. Big thanks go to Scunthorpe United’s Community Department for their support of the event, particularly to Sarah Teale, the club’s Equity and Disability Officer for all of her help in organising it.