SRtRC visit Peterborough FC for a day of education and workshops with local students
The workshop revealed once again that young people are finding it increasingly difficult to rationalise messages that they receive from adults and the media, all leading to confusion as to how they should address people of different skin colour, religion and culture.
Steve Goodsell, regional manager
60 Year 5 students from local school, Longthorpe Primary, visited the Posh at the clubs London Road Stadium on Wednesday 4th March to take part in Educational Workshops delivered by SRtRC.
Southern Regional Manager Steve Goodsell and SRtRC Educator Francis Duku welcomed the children and their Teachers and set the scene for the afternoon, which included a brief talk from Peterborough Police on the use of social media and its dangers to children if used inappropriately.
Students then took part in an anti-racism workshop with Francis which focused on terms and definitions, myths around stereotypes, all of which concluded with the showing of the Show Racism the Red Card DVD.
The workshop was followed by opportunity for the children to meet current Peterborough United players Gabriel Zakuani and Ricardo Santos, both of whom agreed to be part of a panel for questions from the students. The questions were very topical, including subjects such as the Chelsea fans abuse of a black man on the Paris Metro, and British citizens travelling to Syria to support ISIS.
The three best questions were picked and the winners received a SRtRC T-shirt and mini football signed by the players. Everybody had the chance to meet Gabriel and Ricardo and enjoy a mini ground tour organized by Club Media Officer, Phil Adlam.
Steve Goodsell the regional manager who attended the day said 'The day was a fantastic success, with the children being incredibly aware of current events which led to a stimulating Q & A session. The workshop revealed once again that young people are finding it increasingly difficult to rationalise messages that they receive from adults and the media, all leading to confusion as to how they should address people of different skin colour, religion and culture. By the end of the afternoon the children showed that they definitely learned many things and benefited from a positive experience at Peterborough United. I would like to thank the club for making everyone feel so welcome on the day.'
Show Racism the Red Card would like to sincerely thank everyone at Peterborough FC for their support in organising the event and making it such a great success.