A group of year 12 pupils at St Cyres Comprehensive School received training to become anti-racism champions in their school.
"The St Cyres Ambassadors were outstanding and I look forwarding to seeing the positive impact of their innovative, peer-led ideas for tackling racism and bullying."
Ian Simpson, Education Manager
Through Show Racism the Red Card’s on-going partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the Education Team in Wales recently delivered a day of training for a group of year 12 pupils at St Cyres Comprehensive School in Penarth. The pupils taking part in the programme volunteered to be Anti-Racism Ambassadors for their school and during the course of the day it became obvious that they would be fantastic champions in the fight against bullying. The day consisted of a workshop delivered by our former professional footballer and sessional coach, Steve Jenkins, followed by a module on our resources and some real-life scenarios.
After lunch the ambassadors observed a workshop delivered to a group of year 8 pupils to see how our staff would deliver a workshop to that age group and to get involved with the discussions amongst the young people. They finished the day by coming up with ideas of how they could be proactive in tackling racial bullying. Some of the ideas included delivering PSE lessons, using the screens around the school to display anti-bullying messages and having a pupil-led anti-bullying council.
Thank you to the Vale of Glamorgan Council, St Cyres School and Damian Farrow, the lead teacher at the school, for giving us the opportunity to deliver this training and particularly to the Ambassadors who were a credit to themselves and their school.
We look forward to supporting them in the future to tackle bullying in their school. If you would like more information about the programme and how your school can get involved call Ian Simpson on 029 2035 1616 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org