Forest host event sponsored by Nottinghamshire County Council
Show Racism the Red Card organised an educational event with Nottingham Forest FC with the support of Nottinghamshire County Council. Over 100 Year 5&6 pupils from Nottinghamshire Primary Schools came to the City Ground to take part in an anti-racism workshop, see a screening of the SRtRC film and put questions about racism to a panel of special guests.
The afternoon event began with a workshop that examined stereotypes and where they come from, and saw the young people generate a definition of racism and look at terminology. The pupils from Carlton Central, Forest Glade, Beeston Rylands and Heathlands Primary School joined in readily with all the activities and had some great ideas.
The second part of the event commenced with a screening of the SRtRC film before the audience had the chance to put their questions to the panel, which included Nottingham Forest FC player, Jamaal Lascelles, Assistant Manager and SRtRC Honorary Patron, David ‘Ned’ Kelly, former professional footballer, FA Skills coach and SRtRC Honorary Patron, Chris Freestone and Specialist Teaching Assistant from the Equality and Achievement Team at Nottinghamshire CC, Steve Gough.
The panel handled the young people’s questions brilliantly and there were some prizes for the panel’s favourites including signed photos and a signed NFFC football. SRtRC was also able to provide some of the campaign’s T-Shirts as prizes and all of the young people left the event with a Nottingham Forest FC / SRtRC poster signed by Jamaal, Ned and Chris and a SRtRC goody bag.
SRtRC would like to thank all of the panel and schools for attending. Nottinghamshire County Council for their support of the event and Nottingham Forest FC for hosting the event again.