The Potters hosted an educational afternoon for Year 5,6 and 7 pupils
Show Racism the Red Card returned to the Britannia Stadium for another educational event with Stoke City FC, organised in partnership with Stoke City FC Community Trust and supported by Stoke City Council.
Year 5, 6 and 7 pupils from local schools were invited to the stadium to take part in an educational workshop, see a screening of the SRtRC film and ask their questions about racism to a panel of special guests.
During the first hour of the two hour event, young people offered their thoughts and opinions during activities that examined stereotypes and where they come from, an audience generated definition of racism, the types of racist behaviours can occur and terminology.
Following a short break, the audience watched the first section of the SRtRC DVD before being joined by Stoke City FC winger and United States international Brek Shea, who fielded a number of questions about racism from the young people. The young people were very excited to see Brek and could have asked questions for the remainder of the afternoon!
After Brek departed, the rest of the SRtRC film was screened. The young people then had the opportunity to put questions to SRtRC patron and former Wales international Steve Jenkins who also attended, he was joined on the panel by SRtRC Campaign Coordinator, Gavin Sutherland.
Everyone was able to take a goody bag away with them, which included a SRtRC / Stoke City FC poster, a copy of the Red Card magazine and wristband. There were also some fantastic prizes for the panel’s favourite questions of the afternoon, Stoke City provided a shirt signed by the whole squad and a programme signed by goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, while SRtRC were able to provide T-Shirts and mini-footballs.
The top three questions of the afternoon were:
How do you feel about racism? Abby
Who or what started racism in football? Callum
If you could do anything to stop racism what would it be? Latecia
SRtRC would like to thank Stoke City Community Trust and Stoke City FC for their support and organising the event. Big thanks to Stoke City Council for their sponsorship of the poster and event.