Manisha Tailor and Lionel Morgan visit St Margaret Clitherow in Stevenage to talk about anti-racism with the students.
We are all equal and should be treated that way!
Students from St Margaret Clitherow School, Stevenage
Show Racism the Red Card in association with Herts for Learning visited St Margaret Clitherow School today in Stevenage. SRtRC educators Manisha Tailor and Lionel Morgan were leading the students in discussions and learning focused on anti-racism. “Today’s workshop opened up lots of areas for discussion that we will follow up during personal, social and health education and circle time. Their previous ideas were challenged and Manisha brought a greater understanding of differences and ‘self’.” (Ms Nicole White, Year 5 teacher from St Margaret Clitherow Primary School, Stevenage).
Students had fun on the day and were encouraged to talk about their concerns and ideas surrounding race. Our experienced educators then delved into these ideas and unpicked the influences behind them.
“We learned that using the words ‘black and ‘white’ are not racist unless you say it in a mean way to hurt someone. We have a better understanding of what racism is and how it can affect people. We now know what culture and nationality means and found the day interesting. We have learned more about our teacher whose mum is from Kenya. We are all equal and should be treated that way! It was a fun day but a little bit tricky. The sports session outside was awesome!” (Pupils from Year 5 from St Margaret Clitherow Primary School, Stevenage).
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank staff and students at St Margaret Clitherow for being so welcoming, and the students especially for helping make it a great day!
Special thanks to Herts for Learning for continuing to support our important work.