Pupils from North Tyneside Schools show racism the red card
Young people from Bailey Green and New York Primary schools in North Tyneside braved the snow to attend an event at the North Tyneside Council’s Chamber hosted by Show Racism the Red Card on Thursday 17th January 2013.
The event showcased to the Mayor and Councillors the work that Show Racism the Red Card are delivering on a daily basis in schools all across the region, with the pupils of Bailey Green and New York Primary Schools participating in a discussion on what racism is and also having the opportunity to put their questions to our panel of ex-professional footballers and the elected Mayor, Linda Arkley on the subject.
There were prizes for the best questions, with top prize of 3 tickets for the Newcastle V Reading match going to Ellie at New York Primary for her question “Was it hard trying to get on with your life after suffering racism?”, further prizes of t-shirts and wristbands went to Faye and Samuel from Bailey Green Primary for their questions “If you have suffered racism, what did you do?” and “If racism is happening everywhere in the world, have you been over and stopped it?”.
As well as the workshops there was a chance to have a bit of fun with ex-professional football player Richard Offiong leading the pupils in a game of ‘do this/do that’ where listening and following instructions are the key to winning the game!
Show Racism the Red Card’s new DVD was also played to Councillors and pupils, which features sporting and non-sporting role models such as Alan Pardew, Didier Drogba, Gabby Logan, Jason Roberts, Rachel Yankey and Les Ferdinand.
At the end of the event, all the pupils left with a signed poster of the Newcastle United team along with a better understanding of the causes and consequences of racism. Show Racism the Red Card has delivered workshops to over 1500 students in North Tyneside 2012.