Education Event with Nottingham Forest FC
Show Racism the Red Card teamed up with Nottingham Forest FC, Unite the Union and Nottinghamshire County Council for an educational event in the Robin Hood Suite at the City Ground. Over 100 young people from Nottinghamshire Primary Schools were able to come along and take part in the event which featured anti-racist education activities, a screening of the DVD and Q&A on racism with a panel of special guests.
The event was officially opened by Maureen Scott-Douglas, Women and Equalities Organiser for Unite the Union in the East Midlands. Unite sponsored this event and SRtRC are very grateful for their support. Following this all of the young people took part in educational activities before seeing a screening of the SRtRC DVD. The workshop and DVD certainly provided the young people with some good ideas for questions on racism and they were able to put them to a special panel which included Nottingham Forest and Wales striker Robert Earnshaw, former NUFC and Lyon player Olivier Bernard, Maureen Scott-Douglas and Sarah Lee, Head of Ethnicity, Culture and Achievement Service at Nottinghamshire County Council.
Nottingham Forest FC had provided an excellent prize of a NFFC goody bag full of club goodies for the best question of the day and SRtRC provided kit bags and T-Shirts for the runners-up, which Robert was happy to sign. All of the young people who attended were able to take home a SRtRC goody bag of resources and a signed SRtRC / NFFC poster.
Show Racism the Red Card would like thank everyone who attended and participated in this excellent event. Big thanks to Unite the Union for sponsoring, Nottinghamshire County Council for their help in contacting the schools and support and to the club for hosting the day, particularly Amy Sutton and Ben White for all of their assistance.