Show Racism the Red Card was delighted to host their second event of the season at Dundee United FC on Thursday 7th March 2013.
This event involved local primary seven pupils from Camperdown and Dens Road Primary Schools coming to the club to participate in a day of fun and interactive education.
The young people engaged in various activities throughout the day that promoted anti-racism, anti-sectarianism and overall messages of equality and respect.
One highlight of the day came in the afternoon where the young people posed as media journalists and had the opportunity to ask questions on racism and sectarianism to a guest panel. The young people carried out preparatory work before attending the event so they were armed with thought provoking questions and eager to embark on the role play activity and proudly introduce their newspaper and questions.
Amanda Peebles, Show Racism the Red Card said:
“This event proved a great way of educating the young people about the dangers of racism and sectarianism, empowering them to become active citizens, safely challenging racism and sectarianism in their own communities and beyond.
“The presence of ex-professional footballers like Derek Ferguson and Michael Weir at these events is invaluable in promoting positive messages.
“The event was a great success and we would like to thank all involved, especially the pupils from Camperdown and Dens Road Primary Schools, as well as Dundee United FC – who are huge supporters of the campaign.”