School Competition winner awarded visit to NUFC training ground
With less than a week to go until Show Racism the Red Card's Award Ceremony, young prize winners across the country are getting excited for the day! The awards ceremony is a high profile event celebrating the creative talents of young people, who produce artwork, creative writing and multimedia entries with anti-racism themes.
This year's award ceremony is being held at St James's Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club. In addition to the support the club have given to our campaign in hosting this event, they also donated an extra special prize to a local school pupil.
Jack Collins, Western Community Primary School, Wallsend was awarded 2nd Place in the Year 5-6 Creative Writing Category, for his poem. He visited Newcastle United’s training ground with his Dad this week. They had an absolutely fantastic trip, meeting the entire squad and SRtRC patron Alan Pardew. They even had a kickabout with toon legend Peter Beardsley!
Jack will also be collecting his other prizes along with the other winners of the competition from throughout England at the Awards Ceremony, St James’ Park, Newcastle-upon-Tyne on 3rd May. He is also writing up a story for us about his trip so we look forward to hearing all about his day.
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive said: “This prize from Newcastle United is fantastic. Players from Newcastle United were the first to be involved in our campaign when we began in 1996 and the support we have received from NUFC over the years for the campaign makes me even prouder to be a supporter of the club.”