Pupils from North Muirton Primary and Inchveiw Primary attended St Johnstone FC on Monday 2nd March for a day of Show Racism the Red Card activities.
The young people took part in workshops in the morning exploring the meaning of racism and the consequences of stereotyping as well as looking migrant profiles. Pupils also took part in a fun and fitness coaching session with Show Racism the Red Card coach Mickey Weir.
Councillor Archie McLellan and Councillor Jack Coburn joined the young people in the morning to see the workshops in action.
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. Special guests from St Johnstone FC, rising stars Ally Gilchrist and Craig Thompson joined the young people in the afternoon to take questions and share their experiences. Councillor Archie McLellan lent his expertise to the panel along with Roddy Ross from the Community Safety Partnership and Omar Fummey from Police Scotland. The panel of guests helped panel to reiterate positive messages of equality and respect.
Thanks to pupils and teachers from North Muirton and Inchview Primary and to St Johnstone FC for a great day.