Our Welsh Campaign held their first ever event with Llandudno Town FC at Maesdu Park.
This was our 3rd trip to North Wales and our first event in Llandudno which proved to be a worthwhile journey.
Jason Webber - Campagin Worker
The first event with the club featured our all day club event where local school Ysgol John Bright attended the ground with their year 7 pupils.
After campaign worker Jason Webber had introduced the event and the plan for the day he spoke about the background of the campaign and our aims in eradicating racism in society as this was our first ever visit to the area.
Our Welsh Education team for this trip consisting of ex professional footballer Christian Roberts and Chris Stoakes kicked off our anti racism workshop with the young people.
The young people we intrigued with the topic and astounded by some of the stories Christian told and activities Chris delivered to them.
After the mornings workshop many of the young people had the opportunity to play football outside during their lunch break which provided a chance to reflect over the mornings lesson in preparation for the main event.
After their lunch the young people settled back down to watch our campaign DVD that gave them a last opportunity to design their questions ready for the Q&A session.
Christian and Jason were joined by Llandudno Town FC first team captain Sean Eardley and Coach Dave Guinn on the panel for the Question Time session with the young people.
The young people asked some tough questions on this occasion and the winning question was by Lilly who asked “If there was greater punishment for people and better education about it, would it help stop racism?”
Lilly and runner up Sam won a football and a goodie bag from the club and SRtRC. (main picture with club captain Sean)
Our first event with the club was a fantastic event and we will be continuing to work with the club over the coming months and during next season.
Mr Argent, a teaching assistant at YJB attended the session, and added “I feel that the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ workshop was an excellent experience for the selected Year 7 pupils. The staff were extremely professional, knowledgeable and personable. They worked hard to engage the young students with questions, activities and group discussion; while all the time ensuring that the complex sociological issues surrounding racism were easy to understand and accessible to a younger age group.
I feel that all young people would benefit from such a workshop as it would raise awareness, encourage equality and reinforce the fact that racism and discrimination is unacceptable in modern society.”