Sol Campbell and Doreen Lawrence help to educate the young people against prejudice
"We've really noticed the impact that Show Racism the Red Card has made in Islington and had such positive feedback from young people, parents and teachers on the work that I'm pleased to announce that we will be funding the programme for another year."
Graham Smith, Cambridge Education@Islington
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Young people had the opportunity to take part in a range of educational activities beginning with a tour of the home of Arsenal Football Club followed by some anti-racism workshops. During the afternoon they watched Show Racism the Red Card’s latest DVD featuring a variety of football players and finished the day by posing questions to a panel which included Sol Campbell, Paul Davis, Perry Groves, Luther Blissett, Paul Mortimer, Head of Equalities at the PFA Simone Pound and anti-racism campaigner Doreen Lawrence.
Over the last 2 years, Show Racism the Red Card has worked in partnership with Cambridge Education@Islington and Islington Borough Council to deliver a programme of anti-racism workshops to over 4000 young people in Islington.
Alan Sefton, Head of Arsenal in the Community said: “We’re delighted to host Show Racism the Red Card and local schoolchildren here at Emirates Stadium today which really challenged the children and promoted an inclusive message.
Through the Arsenal for Everyone initiative, the Club has the power to bring people together in a unique way and events like this help to promote an inclusive atmosphere for our fans, staff and local community.”
Graham Smith from Cambridge Education said: "Cambridge Education is proud of the effective partnership it has in Islington with SRTRC. It has made a real difference in many of our schools over the last two years."
Ged Grebby Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card added “Arsenal has been very supportive of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign in recent years and we are really pleased to be holding this event with them and Cambridge Education to educate young people and help them to understand that there is no place for racism in today’s society.”