Local school pupils visit the Amex stadium for workshops, fun and learning with SRtRC and BHAFC
"It was a fantastic day; the young people were amazing with their thought provoking questions and contributions thought the sessions. Albion Football in the Community and the football club were superb hosts."
Steve Goodsell, regional manager
90 students from local schools in Brighton visited the Amex stadium on Thursday 13th November to take part in an educational event organised by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), in partnership with Albion in the Community. The event, sponsored by Brighton & Hove City Council, provided a great opportunity for the students to learn about the subject of racism and to meet heroes from their local club.
In addition to the SRtRC workshop which tackled stereotypes, terminology and racism myths, the students also enjoyed a ground tour and a respect workshop by members of BHAFC.
SRtRC educator Steven Kabba was joined on the day by BHAFC players Kazenga Lua Lua, David Stockdale and Elliott Bennett to talk to the students, answer their burning questions and sign BHAFC posters.
Steve Goodsell, Regional Manager of the South said “It was a fantastic day; the young people were amazing with their thought provoking questions and contributions thought the sessions. Albion Football in the Community and the football club were superb hosts and we thank them for their hospitality and the council for sponsoring the event. The players were amazing during the Q and A session and showed great knowledge and understanding of the issues being discussed.”
Speaking on behalf of Albion in the Community, Curriculum Development Manager David Freeborn said "“Tackling discrimination is something BHAFC and Albion in the Community are passionate about and workshops like those delivered by Show Racism the Red Card are vital to educating young people.
"The feedback from both the teachers and pupils was extremely positive. Steve and Steven ensured it was a really memorable day for the pupils and the club."
"We look forward to working with you again in the future.”
Councillor Leo Littman also attended on the day representing Brighton and Hove City Council as their Diversity Champion to address the young people present. The council sponsored the event and the team poster which was given to every student that attended.