SRtRC educators visit Highlees Primary on 3/11/15 to work with students
Writing and presenting the poems was so much fun. We now know that racism is like bullying and that people should show others respect
Year 6 student – Highless Primary School, Peterborough
Show Racism visited Highlees Primary School in Peterborough on the 3/11/15. This is the second time we have visited the school, and once again we were really impressed with the students and organisation of the day. Manisha Tailor, Francis Duku, Clint Easton and Luther Blissett attended on the day to run workshops on racism, stereotypes and bullying, and to conduct fitness sessions focusing on teamwork and respect.
A big part of our work is to talk about empathy with the students and we asked them to write some poetry about their feelings around racism. “It was brilliant listening to the inspiring poems that the children created in the racism workshop” (Mrs Ashcroft, Class teacher – Highless Primary School, Peterborough). The students really enjoyed this activity also and helped them relate to things that others experience. “Writing and presenting the poems was so much fun. We now know that racism is like bullying and that people should show others respect” (Year 6 – Highless Primary School, Peterborough).
The school were particularly excited about Luther Blissett being there and invited The Peterborough Telegraph who wrote up the day and took photos. We will put up a link as soon as their piece is online. Luther ran fitness sessions with the students. “We really liked doing the fitness session because it was fun! Sport has a lot of value and we wish we could have done more. It was good today because we learned to work as a team and that you should never give up.” (Year 6 – Highless Primary School, Peterborough). He delivered important lessons focusing on working as a team, listening to others and inclusion. Even the teachers learnt something new! “It was an excellent day. I learned some new football skills to teach my children! (Mrs Ashcroft, Class teacher – Highless Primary School, Peterborough).
Thanks to Highlees School for welcoming us, and to the Highlees Students for helping make it a brilliant day.