Wolverhampton City Council and Dudley Council sponsor event and new Wolves / SRtRC poster
Show Racism the Red Card organised an educational event with Wolves Community Trust and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, which was sponsored and supported by Wolverhampton City Council and Dudley Council.
Year 5, 6 and 7 pupils from schools in the region were able to come to the International Suite in Molineux Stadium to take part in an afternoon event, which included an interactive workshop with activities looking at stereotypes and where they come from, a definition of racism and terminology,
Following the workshop, the SRtRC film was screened which was watched attentively by the audience. It provided some good talking points and inspiration for questions during the question and answer session which followed.
The panel who fielded the young people’s questions included Wolverhampton Wanderers FC player Scott Golbourne, former professional footballer and current Wolves fitness coach Tony Daley and the Labour Leader of Wolverhampton City Council, Councillor Roger Lawrence.
There were some excellent questions about the history of racism, the panels’ own experiences and their advice on how to deal with racism. Wolves Community Trust had secured a great prize of an official Wolves ball, signed by the whole squad for the panel’s favourite question. SRtRC were also able to offer T-Shirts and mini-footballs for runners up, which Scott and Tony were happy to sign.
And they did a lot more signing after the favourite questions of the afternoon were announced! Scott and Tony were able to sign copies of the new Wolverhampton Wanderers FC / SRtRC poster for all of the attendees, printed with the support of both Wolverhampton City Council and Dudley Council. All of the young people were also able to leave with goody bags, including squad photos from Wolves and SRtRC magazines and wristbands.
SRtRC would like to thank Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Wolves Community Trust, particularly James Lowbridge for organising the event with us, Wolverhampton City Council and Dudley Council for their support and the young people and teachers for attending.