I did my work experience at Show Racism the Red Card’s Glasgow office in the first week of October.
I did my work experience at Show Racism the Red Card’s Glasgow office in the first week of October. I chose the placement because I had attended some of their workshops which were held at my school and was intrigued to know more. I was lucky enough to go there just before the Fortnight of Action campaign began so there was a lot of work to be done. I was nervous but all the staff were really welcoming.
I was excited to start and see what I would be doing in the week ahead. I thought it would be difficult and I may not like it but that proved to be far from the truth as the tasks I was given were not too difficult and I thoroughly enjoyed them. The first day I had diverse tasks ranging from sending letters, pumping up footballs and checking grant applications. After the first day I was eager to go back and see what else I would be doing for the remainder of the week.
Throughout the week I did tasks such as design a poster for a charity football match, packed resources and sent them away to football clubs, made spreadsheets and took part in a meeting in which I had a chance to suggest some of my own ideas. The staff were really encouraging and said they were good ideas. This taught me how meetings are run and the way discussions take place in a formal setting. I liked the fact that I got to complete a range of different tasks and I learned new skills along the way.
The team was really supportive throughout the whole week and got me involved in lots of things that they were doing. I enjoyed my work and I’m very glad I chose to do my work experience at Show Racism the Red Card. It turned out to be a great placement. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff Amanda, Ruth, Vicki and Dee for all their help.
Article by Jaffer Naheem, S4 Pupil, Bellahouston Academy, Glasgow City Council.