Show Racism the Red Card Scotland has delivered 18 Scottish Government funded all day anti-racism / anti-sectarianism educational events at Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League clubs across Scotland this season.
The events have involved hundreds of primary 6 / 7 pupils across Scotland engaging in fun and interactive anti-racism / anti-sectarianism education. A key success of the events is the involvement of players / management from the host club interacting with the young people and speaking about their experiences of racism and sectarianism, equipping the young people to safely challenge racism and sectarianism in their own communities and beyond.
A highlight of the events delivered this season has been the introduction of a new role play ‘press conference’ activity during the afternoon session of the event where the young people act as media journalists and pose some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel is made up of players / management from the host club, ex-professional footballers / Show Racism the Red Card coaches, MSPs, representatives from Strathclyde Police, Local Authorities and Regional Equality Councils. This activity is proving invaluable as it ensures the young people are carrying out important preparatory work before attending the event, developing their learning and understanding throughout the event and returning to school talking about the event as they produce their very own newspaper article talking about their experience.
To see all the clubs we have visited this season and to read the event reports click here.
Pictured above: Celtic players Lewis Kidd and John Herron with a primary 7 pupil from John Paul II Primary School.