The O's host a SRtRC educational event for Year 6 pupils
"We are more than pleased to be able to host the Show Racism workshop once again. The previous two seasons have been highly successful with the schools involved commenting on just how important and informative the event is and with its interactive delivery, it really keeps the children interested and absorbed.”
Howard Gould, Leyton Orient Community Liaison Officer
Show Racism the Red Card returned to the Matchroom Stadium to deliver an afternoon educational event for young people from local schools for the third consecutive season. It is always a real pleasure to work with the club and Community Trust on this event and the 90 Year 6 pupils from Aldersbrook Primary Schools were excited to be taking part in the event.
The session got underway with some educational activities delivered by SRtRC Honorary Patrons and Education Workers, Anwar Uddin and Steven Kabba. Anwar and Steven led the young people through an activity that examined stereotypes and where they come from, addressed some key aspects of appropriate terminology and got the young people to come up with a definition of racism and think about the forms it can take.
Following the educational workshop the audience saw a screening of the SRtRC DVD and thought bout some questions on racism they could put to a panel of special guests. Leyton Orient FC players Kevin Lisbie and David Mooney were able to come along and answer the young people’s questions; Anwar and Steven were also able to share their experiences and advice to the young people.
The club provided a range of prizes for the panel’s favourite questions of the afternoon, including a LOFC jacket, polo shirt, ball, socks and notebooks. The top three questions also received a SRtRC goody bag and were able to take-away a copy of the Show Racism the Red Card / Leyton Orient FC poster, which Kevin and David were happy to sign.
SRtRC would like to thank the players, Leyton Orient FC and LOFC Community Trust for their support of the event and making it possible. Also a big thank you to Year 6 from Aldersbrook School for attending and taking part in a great afternoon.