Pupils from St Saviour’s Primary and Ibrox Primary attended Rangers FC on Wednesday 10th December for a Show Racism the Red Card Event.
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop.
Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
Rangers Football Club are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to such an iconic club to learn about anti-racism”
Ruth McGeoch, Show Racism the Red Card
The event featured a carousel of educational workshops in the morning promoting anti-racism and overall messages of equality and respect.
During the afternoon session Show Racism the Red Card screened their anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The pupils then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel included, ex-professional footballer / Show Racism the Red Card coaches Derek Ferguson and Michael Weir. Special guest and first team player Bilel Mohsni joined the young people in the afternoon to take questions from the young people and share his experiences. PC Gerry Keenan also joined the panel from Police Scotland to reiterate positive messages of equality and respect.