Event for local school pupils in Worms examined stereotypes and racism
Show Racism the Red Card is fortunate to have great partner organisations in a number of different countries, including Germany where SRtRC Deutschland organises educational events at football clubs and schools.
The SRtRC Deutschland team recently held an event with Bundesliga team FSV Mainz 05 which saw pupils from the Rudi Stephan Gymnasium visit the stadium and take part in educational activities.
“The goal of the workshop was to raise awareness among the group of fifth graders about the societal context of racism, to give them some tools for dealing with the problem, and to provide a new understanding of professional sports. Through a combination of interesting questions, the inherent interest in football, and interactive methods, the students received some age-appropriate political education.
The students discussed the meaning of the words “stereotype” and “racism” using concrete examples. They worked in small groups and thought about what can lead to stereotypes and how one can personally deal with them.
After the group work in the KidsClub and youth room in the Coface Arena, there was a very special highlight: they were allowed to conduct there own press conference. After watching the documentary film “Racism in Football,” they played-out the positions of the players, coaches, fans, referees, and the opposing team in a simulated effort to ban racism from football. Their role-playing in the press conference room lead to many great ideas and concepts.
To close out the workshop the students were then lead on a stadium tour before heading back to Worms. Back in their classroom they'll delve further into the theme to do their part in showing racism the red card.”