Over 100 young people attend event at Oakwell
Primary School children from four local Primary Schools were able to attend an educational event at Oakwell Stadium with Show Racism the Red Card.
The Year 5&6 pupils from Burton Road, Lacewood, Darfield Valley and Kendray Primary Schools came to take part in an educational workshop examining stereotypes and where they come from, a definition of racism and the forms that racism can take.
The workshop included a lot of interaction and was delivered by former professional footballer and SRtRC Education Worker, Richard Offiong and Campaign Worker, Gavin Sutherland.
Following the workshop, the audience were able to enjoy a screening of the new SRtRC film, which provided some good ideas for the question and answer session with a panel of very special guests.
SRtRC were fortunate to have two members of the Barnsley FC first team in attendance, John Stones and Rob Edwards. Joining the players on the panel were former Barnsley FC player and manager and SRtRC patron, John Hendrie, Richard Offiong and Principal Hate and Hidden Crime Officer at Barnsley Council, Maxwell Senior.
Show Racism the Red Card had some T-Shirts as prizes for the panel’s favourite questions, which wasn’t an easy decision as the questions were very good. Barnsley FC had also provided a commemorative mug as a spot prize for the session.
All of the young people were able to leave with a signed Barnsley FC poster and SRtRC goody bag, which included a copy of the Red Card magazine.
SRtRC would like to thank all of the young people who attended, the teachers if Burton Road, Lacewood, Darfield Valley and Kendray Primary Schools for signing up to the event, Maxwell Senior and David Walters and a big thank you to Barnsley FC and Rachel Hearne for their help in organising the event. We look forward to our next event at Oakwell!