The Show Racism the Red Card Wales team delivered their 3rd conference at Trinity College Carmarthen.
“Resources event, delivered excellently and made me more passionate about delivering a session on racism in the future.”
Attendee at Conference
Show Racism the Red Card Wales held a 2 day Trainee Teacher Conference in Trinity College Carmarthen. With almost 100 delegates the conference was the largest of 2013 thus far.
The day saw final year Trainee Teachers put through their paces in a wide variety of workshops all aimed at improving confidence and knowledge and empowering the future teachers to deal with racism in the classroom and society.
The students took part in a terminology workshop, led by Education Worker Chris Stokes that aimed to improve the trainee’s understanding of racial language and to widen their knowledge of acceptable / unacceptable words. The session also looked into the reasons why certain words are unacceptable by going back into the history of their use and the links to pain and suffering that exist. There was also a chance for the Trainee’s to try their hand at some of the activities that the SRTRC Wales Education team use in schools. They were shown the different Powerpoints that our team use and given tips on how to deliver an excellent anti-racism session with young people in the resources Workshop.
Finally there was a chance for Trainees to use all of the knowledge they had gained over the day during a drama workshop delivered by Theatre Forum Cymru. The TIE group showcased some real life racist scenarios and the trainees were asked to step in at certain points and deal with the issues. This was a great way for Trainees to try out different approaches in a safe environment.
The feedback received was very positive:
92% of delegates said that following the conference they felt confident to deal with a racist incident.
95% of delegates said that following the conference they would be confident to talk to young people about racism.
98% of delegates rated the conference as excellent or good.