This season’s event with Cardiff City saw the launch of the Fortnight of Action 2009 and our Schools Competition for 2009-2010.
The first event in Cardiff’s NEW stadium had the Wales Campaign holding its first all day event.
In the morning around 50 school children from Gladstone Primary in the Vale of Glamorgan and Rumney Junior School from Cardiff attended a workshop that compromised of a DVD and activities from the SRtRC ‘A Safe Place’ resource on Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
The young children explored the reasons as to why Asylum Seekers and Refugees flee their own country and investigated how this must feel to leave everything you have behind.
After the workshop the school children had an exclusive ground tour of the NEW Cardiff City stadium.
In the main event in the afternoon a further 100 young children from Willows High School in Cardiff, Fairfield Primary and Jenner Park Primary from the Vale of Glamorgan along with other guests joined the action.
All 150 pupils watched a DVD that has never been shown in events in Wales, ‘Racism and the Beautiful game’ which looks into the history of Racism in football.
Pupils then had the opportunity to ask questions to Cardiff City First team players Ross McCormack and Solomon Taiwo.
The question panel was also represented by ex Cardiff City Player Christian Roberts, SRtRC Patron and education worker Leroy Rosenior and SRtRC Wales Advisory Committee Chair Sanjiv Vedi.
The panel was completed by Cardiff Councillor Judith Woodman.
After the question and answer session that showed some testing questions on racism, the club provided a signed shirt to the best asked question which was presented by Ross McCormack and Solomon Taiwo.
The players provided autographs for the young children who were given SRtRC resources.
SRtRC would like to thank Cardiff City including Ross McCormack and Solomon Taiwo for arranging the event, the Teachers and pupils that attended and all the guests on the day.