England player, Graham Onions, joined us at his club for a day of anti-racism education.
Young people from County Durham were bowled over at Durham County Cricket Club this week. The children, from Burnhope Primary School and Finchale Primary School visited Emirates Durham ICG in Chester-le-Street for a Show Racism the Red Card anti-racism event.
In the morning, the young people took part in activities delivered by Durham County Cricket Club’s Foundation team and Show Racism the Red Card’s education team. James Wiggan and England Ladies player Dani Hazell ran a fun cricket training session while Sally Landon and Dave Ross gave the youngsters a chance to record their own cricket commentary. Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism workshops were delivered by Lizz Bennett, Laura Pidcock and Laura Hagan.
After lunch, everyone watched Show Racism the Red Card’s main educational film which was followed by a question and answer session in which pupils from both schools played an active part. Fielding the questions were Show Racism the Red Card coaches, Trevor Benjamin, Olivier Bernard, John Anderson, Curtis Fleming and Gary Bennett. Representing Durham County Cricket Club were fast bowlers Graham Onions and Ruel Brathwaite. Despite some tough questions, the panel weren’t stumped. Those who asked the most interesting questions won a family ticket for a Twenty20 match and there were also 10 tickets for Newcastle United’s match against Everton.
Many thanks to Richard Hopper from Durham County Cricket Club.