Foxes Midfielder Neil Danns attends our educational event and speaks out against racism
Young people from local primary schools attended the King Power Stadium for an afternoon of activities focussing on anti-racism.
Following a screening of the Show Racism the Red Card DVD, the young people were incredibly excited to welcome Neil Danns to the stage who answered questions from the audience about racism. He spoke openly about his own experiences and gave advice to the young people about how to deal with racism if they experience it. He talked about the importance of sharing the messages of Show Racism the Red Card:
"I really believe that we can get rid of racism from our future - if you all understand what racism is and do all you can to stop it, that will make a big difference."
Neil signed Leicester City posters for all of the young people and presented a Leicester City football, signed by all of his teammates, to the person who asked the best question!
Following the excitement of autographs and photo opportunities, SRtRC Campaign Worker Jo Wallis then brought the group back together to run a short workshop session on the theme of stereotypes. The young people took part in an activity which helped them to explore and challenge stereotyped ideas. They concluded that it is important we "don't judge a book by its cover" and that we should take the time to get to know people for ourselves.
All of the young people left with their signed posters, a Show Racism the Red Card goody bag and a DVD of 2011-12 season LCFC highlights.
We would like to thank Stuart Johncock and the staff at Leicester City Football Club for their kind support. We look forward to working with the club again in future.