South Tyneside Pupils Show Racism the Red Card
Local Youngsters attend a stimulating afternoon at South Shields Town Hall
Year 5 and 6 pupils from Marine Park Primary School got to meet some of their heroes at an anti-racism education event held in the Reception Room in South Shields Town Hall.
The event was attended by the Mayor of South Tyneside Councillor Jim Sewell as well as Councillor Tracy Dixon - Lead member for Leisure and Community Safety, and consisted of the screening of Show Racism the Red Cards main educational DVD followed by a discussion on the key issues highlighted in the film. An activity called 'racist/not racist' and a 'true or false' game were then played with the pupils.
The Town Halls beautiful reception room was then turned into a Q&A session with a top table of panel members on hand to respond to the childrens questions. Panel members included the Show Racism the Red Card's coaches Gary Bennett, John Anderson, Trevor Benjamin, Olivier Bernard and current Sunderland defender Wes Brown who came along to the event for the afternoon to show his support to the cause. All the pupils had a chance to put thier questions to the players on their experiences and feelings on racism and then all had an opportunity to have posters autographed by the footballers.
The event was a great success with some excellent questions asked by the pupils of Marine Park.
Thanks to Dave Owen, John Braithwaite, Cllr Dixon and the Mayor Cllr Jim Sewell.
Coverage of the event can be found by following the link below: