SRtRC team up with Doncaster Rovers FC & Doncaster Council for educational event.
Show Racism the Red Card returned to the Keepmoat Stadium for an event that had both the support of the club and Doncaster Council. 100 young people from three Doncaster Primary Schools came to the Lakeside suite to take part in educational activities, see a screening of the SRtRC DVD and take part in a Question & Answer session on racism.
The event was officially opened by Mayor Peter Davies who spoke in support of the event and SRtRC. Doncaster Council funded this event by covering the costs of the room hire. Following the opening of the event the young people took part in educational activities run by SRtRC that looked at defining and identifying racism, terminology and encouraged critical thinking.
Following on from this session the SRtRC film was screened and the Year 5&6 pupils paid close attention to it. It certainly inspired some excellent questions during the Q&A, there were prizes on offer for the panel’s favourite question including SRtRC T-Shirts and kit bags, a Doncaster Rovers FC signed ball, sleeping bag and stationery set.
The panel was made up of 6(!) players from Doncaster Rovers FC; James Chambers, George Friend, Mustapha Dumbuya, Robbie Clarke, Paul Keegan and Gary Woods; Mayor Peter Davies and Cllr Andrea Milner, Cabinet Member for Young People’s Services, Equalities and Cohesion and Education; and Olivier Bernard former player with Newcastle United, Rangers and Lyon and now a coach and education worker with SRtRC.
Following the Q&A the winners had their photographs taken with the panel members in the stands of the Keepmoat and the audience were able to pick up signed copies of the SRtRC / Doncaster Rovers FC poster to take away. It was great to be back at Doncaster for another excellent event with the club. SRtRC would like to thank Doncaster Council and Doncaster Rovers Community Sports Trust for their support for the campaign and this event.