SRtRC Educational event at Oakwell Stadium
Show Racism the Red Card returned to Barnsley FC for a great event with Year 5&6 pupils from Birdwell and Pipers Grove Primary Schools. The club were hosting an educational event for the third successive year and had provided the Legends Suite for the audience of around 100 young people.
SRtRC staff ran some educational activities in the first hour that looked at defining racism, appropriate terminology and where people get their ideas from. The pupils willingly participated and freely gave their opinions and shared experiences with the team.
In the second hour of the educational session there was a screening of the SRtRC DVD which the audience watched attentively. The screening combined with the activities had certainly got the young people thinking of some great questions for the Q&A session that was to follow.
Barnsley FC midfielder Matty Done was joined on the panel by former Newcastle United player and current SRtRC coach Olivier Bernard. Matty and Olivier handled the questions really well and were able to share their experiences of racism in football and society. The panel chose their three favourite questions to receive a SRtRC T-Shirt, mini football and wristband.
Thanks from all at SRtRC to Matty and Olivier for taking part and to Barnsley FC for hosting the event. We look forward to working with the club again as soon as possible!