A group of pupils from 5 different schools in Ceredigion receive a full day of Anti-Racism Ambassador Training from SRtRC Wales
The young people are fantastic ambassadors for their schools. We are delighted to be developing Peer Mentors in schools across the County who can pass on our anti-racism education.
Ian Simpson, Education Manager
February was an exciting month for us in Wales, our Anti-Racism Ambassador Training at Lampeter was the first stop. We were set up for a good day with keen students from Penglais, Penweddig, Tregaron, Bro Pedr schools and Ceredigion Collage. Racism was the morning discussion in particular the different areas of racism and reasons why people tend to be racist. It was then time for the young students to get involved firstly with the resources we have gathered and use as part of our general school workshops in order to challenge stereotypes. Now it was time for the young ambassadors to step up to the plate and use what they had learnt in order to tackle some example racial incidents. This activity sparked great discussion and ultimately got the young ambassadors to think of what their school or colleague is currently doing to tackle such issues and how they can help improve on these and raise awareness.
After lunch it was a chance for the ambassadors to observe Noam and Chris delivering the schools anti-racism workshop to year 7 pupils. This gave the young ambassadors a fuller picture of what we do in schools across Wales. SRtRC would like to thank the young ambassadors and are looking forward to catching up again this year and discussing progressions and future plans.