Young people from Alban Middle School are 'highlight' of our Showcase Event at London City Hall.
Four teenagers from a Bedford middle school have made a presentation on racism at London City Hall.
Thirteen year olds Tegan Shaw, Lucia Hardisty, Alex Bailey and Kane Osborne-Walker stood up in front of guests, including former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, earlier this month to talk about the impact of Show Racism the Red Card workshops.
The year eight pupils from Alban Middle School, in Great Barford, have been taking part in the programme this term, including fitness sessions with footballers Luther Blissett and Paul Mortimer and workshops exploring different types of racism in today's society.
A spokesman for the school said: "The positive response of the children at Alban so impressed the organisers that a group of children were invited to their Showcase Event in London City Hall.
"Four year eight pupils, supported by Mrs Doris, subject leader for Personal, Health Social and Citizenship Education, put together a superb presentation which the children delivered with a confidence and maturity beyond their years. Well done to everyone for all their hard work in making the evening such a success."
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said: "It was an incredible occasion, but the presentation by Alban Middle School was definitely the highlight of the evening. They delivered with such confidence and it was amazing to hear the great work they had been undertaking to stop racism in their school."
In the photo: Former Leeds, Sheffield United and England international Brian Deane, former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, former Watford, AC Milan and England legend Luther Blissett, Murad Qureshi, ex-Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough player Dean Gordon with young people from Alban Middle School. More photos can be seen on our Facebook page.
Words: Hazel Slade, Bedfordshire on Sunday.