Show Racism the Red Card visit St James' Park for the second time this season
Young People from Wellfield Middle School in North Tyneside attended St James' to take part in an anti racism educational workshop and discuss their understanding of the issue of racism in safe environment.
Following a session lead by SRtRC education workers in which young people were asked to consider the danger of stereotypes and discussed the impacts of racism, the pupils saw a screening of the SRtRC film and were given the opportunity to ask questions to a panel of special guests.
The panel which consisted of the Durham Police Crime Comissioner Ron Hogg and ex professional footballers Olivier Bernard and Trevor Benjamin shared their experiences and advice about racism.
Newcastle United WFC's Chair Lee Devlin and Vice Chair Ed Hindle were also there with Natalie Henderson, Megan Mckenzie and Jess Foster from the Women's side.
From the Newcastle first team, to complete the panel, was midfielder and local lad Sammy Ameobi.
At the event, Ameobi was made an Ambassador for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign; making a commitment to continue to challenge racism through education.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Newcastle United for their excellent and continued support, and would also like to thank all of the individuals who gave up their time to answer questions from young people on the issue of racism.
Thanks too to the young people from Wellfield Middle School who really engaged with both the workshop and the Q + A, asking some mature and insightful questions.