We visited the Cardiff City stadium’s House of sport for our 2nd event of the season with the Bluebirds.
Young people from Ninian Park Primary School visited the House of Sport next to the stadium to take part in anti racism educational activities and football.
Campaign worker Jason Webber delivered a workshop to the pupils discussing the topic of racism. The young people explored issues such as stereotyping and immigration. Many of the young people had experienced racism themselves and wanted to share their thoughts and feelings on dealing with the issue.
The pupils then watched the campaigns educational film hearing core messages from some of their role models in football along with other young people sharing their experiences of racism in society.
After the workshop pupils split into groups to take part in football games and coaching sessions delivered by the Cardiff City FC Futsal scholars.
There were some good skills on show and some exiting play, with goals that would have had some cheers at the Cardiff City stadium.
All the pupils received SRtRC / Cardiff City FC anti racism posters at the end of the session and returned to school having learnt some key messages and enjoying the day out at the event.
Jason Webber said of the event “It was a really fun filled day for the young people. They not only went home knowing more about racism and how do deal with it, but have really enjoyed the football element of the day as a reward. Today has shown the power that football can have to help challenge the issue of racism in society.”
We would like to thank Cardiff City FC and the community foundation for arranging the event, Ninian Park primary school and the Futsal scholars for supporting the day.
We interviewed Cardiff City FC Community Foundation Development officer Ashley Thomas at the event. To see the interview click HERE
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