Northumberland Council Chamber was host to a SRtRC anti-racism event and pupils from Chantry Middle School
Northumberland Council Chamber was host to the Show Racism the Red Card event on Thursday 7th April, a fun packed afternoon was had by year 5 from Chantry Middle School, and the attending Northumberland County Councillors.
Craig Bankhead - North East Education Manager welcomed the young people and councillors and gave an update of the work SRtRC had been delivering in Northumberland. To wake up all of the young people’s minds and bodies, ex-Newcastle United Defender Olivier Bernard got everyone (including adults) to their feet to play ‘do this do that’ Once everyone was suitably awake the children then took part in an anti-racism workshop delivered by Lizz Bennett and Laura Pidcock the young people explored stereotypes and then watched the SRtRC DVD.
Next up was a Q&A panel, the young people had an opportunity to ask questions about racism to the panel of ex-professions footballers and SRtRC coaches Curtis Flemming, John Anderson, Olivier Bernard, Trevor Benjamin and Gary Bennett. Chantry’s year 5’s were very well prepared and gave our panel some tricky questions to answer, such as “How did receiving racism, make you feel?” and “What would you do, if you saw someone being racist?”. Each questions won a prize of a SRtRC football and the best three questions all got a SRtRC t-shirt too, all young people left with a SRtRC wrist band, badge, stickers and a signed Newcastle poster.
At the end of the event Lizz asked all of the young people what they had learnt about racism, the young people had really been listening as the gave Lizz all of the right answers! Thanks Chantry!
A huge thanks to everyone involved!