Pupils from Barry Comprehensive in South Wales work with pupils from Juaben Senior High School in Ghana on an art project to Show Racism the Red Card.
Show Racism the Red Card, Wales have been helping support a fantastic project by pupils at Barry Comprehensive in tackling stereotypes of people from Africa.
Helen McCormick, an Art Teacher from Barry Comprehensive got in touch with the Welsh campaign to ask for support on the project. Year 9 pupils at Barry Comprehensive have been working on a project creating African inspired art work and have written introductory letters to the pupils of Juaben Senior High School in Ghana. Helen says; “The aim of the project is to change the stereo-typical views of African people that some pupils may have and build strong working relationships where respect and international understanding are achieved”.
The project has been funded by the British Council, with the aim to build a good working relationship with Juaben Senior High, so that both schools can benefit from the partnership.
Helen travelled to Ghana to meet the pupils at Juaben Senior High School in February, taking Show Racism the Red Card badges, wristbands, mini-rugby balls and red cards to help promote the anti-racism message.
The pupils at Barry Comprehensive have also produced artwork for this year’s Anti-Racist schools competition, working with the pupils from the school in Ghana. They will be presenting their project at our Schools Competition Awards ceremony and will also have a display of their work.
Simon Richards, Education Coordinator says; “We are all really excited to see what the pupils have produced and how they have worked together on creating artwork for our competition. It’s great to support such a fantastic project and get our message out there on an international level”