Show Racism the Red Card was delighted to host its first all day anti-racism / anti-sectarianism educational event with local young people at Aberdeen FC on Tuesday 12th March 2013.
The event involved primary seven pupil’s from Kittybrewster and St Peter’s Primary Schools who participated in a day of fun and interactive education.
The young people engaged in a carousel of workshops throughout the morning, which considered the dangers of racism and sectarianism and presented an opportunity for the young people to offer their views on these topical and pertinent issues.
During the afternoon session Show Racism the Red Card screened their anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The pupils then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel included Aberdeen FC first team players Andrew Considine and Isaac Osbourne, ex-professional footballers / Show Racism the Red Card coaches Derek Ferguson and Steven Bell, and Provost George Adam from Aberdeen Council.
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 current and ex-professional footballers in this setting helps connect young people with the important messages being promoted.
“Our first all day event at Aberdeen FC was a great success and we look forward to returning next season. The campaign would like to thank all involved, especially the pupils from Kittybrewster and St Peter’s Primary Schools, who are a credit to their schools.”
Pictured above Aberdeen FC first team players Isaac Osbourne and Andrew Considine with primary seven pupil from St Peter's Primary School.