Newcastle United played host to an educational workshop, as Show racism the Red Card headed to St James' Park.
The event, held in 'The Magpie Suite' in the Milburn Stand was attended by two schools from the local area.
Canning Street Primary of Newcastle and Catchgate Primary of Stanley, were invited to join Show Racism the Red Card, to learn about the dangers of and issues surrounding racism.
Each school took part in activities aimed to teach the children about the dangers of judging people and stereotyping led by Show Racism the Red Card staff.
The club also arranged for the classes to go on a tour of the stadium, which took them from the pitch side dugouts to the back of the stadium's expansive Milburn Stand terraces.
In the afternoon, the children watched a Show Racism the Red Card video.
The film highlighted issues linked to the Morning sessions and gave accounts from people who had experienced discrimination.
After the film, a panel formed to give the children an opportunity to ask questions.
The Durham PCC told the children: "The key thing is, it's against the law and you have to let the people know it will not be tolerated."
During the question and answer session, the panel were asked about various aspects of racism including what they have experienced as individuals and how they think it should be addressed.
John Anderson, who played more than 250 games over ten years for Newcastle, said: "I played in a time where racism in football was at its highest. I'm not proud to say it, but nobody did anything about it. Thankfully, we've moving on from it thanks to organisations like this."
Bigirimana, who moved to England from Burundi as a refugee in 2004, explained: "It's good to be able to give something back to the community. Sharing what I have experienced at events like this can help people react in a positive manner."
After the panel had been questioned, the children were able to get team posters signed by the stars.
Katy Brown, a year 5 teacher from Canning Street said: "It was brilliant. The kids have got so much out of today. They will be able to take everything they've learnt and pass on the important messages back at school."
Steve Shaw, Catchgate's sports coordinator said: "Our children have responded well to what they have learnt. In the area where we live, people's backgrounds and cultures are less diverse so it is good for the children to experience this."
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Newcastle United Football Club for their dedicated support for the campaign and for hosting the day for the children.
A special thanks go to Newcastle players, Gael Bigirimana and James Tavernier and Durham's Police and Crime commissioner, Ron Hogg .
To see Sky Tyne and Wear's coverage of the event, click here.