The Council Chamber at Redcar and Cleveland Council was the venue for an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and anti-racism education hosted by Show Racism the Red Card
Schools in attendance:
Normandy Primary School
St Gabriel Primary School
The Council Chamber at Redcar and Cleveland Council was the venue for an afternoon of fun, entertainment, and anti-racism education hosted by Show Racism the Red Card, in attendance were pupils from two local Primary schools, Normandy Primary School and St Gabriel Primary School.
After a welcome speeches from Babir Noor Community Cohesion Officer and Olwyn Peters the Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, the young people and delegates watched a short DVD which informed them about the work the Show Racism the Red Card campaign does.
Show Racism the Red Card Coach and ex-Newcastle United Player Olivier Bernard then got all the young people and adults minds and bodies moving with a game of 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 were lead then through activities and games which explored racism and stereotypes.
A viewing of the Show Racism the Red Card DVD was extremely well received and increased the pupil’s knowledge and awareness of the dangers and complexities of racism, preparing them nicely for a question and answer session with a panel of SRtRC football coaches and ex-professionals, Gary Bennett, John Anderson, Olivier Bernard and Trevor Benjamin.
An array of fantastic prizes including a SRtRC football, wrist band and T-shirt were awarded for the best questions and all pupils left with a Show Racism the Red card goody bag and signed Middlesbrough FC posters.
Huge thanks Redcar and Cleveland Council for the use of their Council Chamber and to Babir Noor Community Cohesion Officer and to everybody, who supported the event and made it possible.