Educators and coaches visit Beechfield school in Watford, Herts to talk to the students about racism
SRtRC have enjoyed a positive partnership with Watford Community Trust and Watford FC over the past few years. We are extremely grateful for the commitment Club and Trust show in working with us, helping young people think critically on issues around racism and discrimination.
Steve Goodsell, regional manager
Show Racism the Red Card educators Lionel Morgan and Francis Duku, along with coaches Brima Johnson and Dave Philp from Watford Community Sports and Education Trust, visited Beechfield School in Watford, Hertfordshire.
The educators and coaches were working with students from years 4, 5 and 6 at the school, talking to them about racism and prejudice.
The day started with the assembly where students watched the SRtRC film and had an introduction to the day. They then broke into classes and went to take part in the workshop, or fitness session run by the Watford Community Sports and Education coaches. Topics covered in the workshops were terminology, stereotypes and how we’re influenced. The fitness sessions were focused around tolerance, team work, listening and respect.
Brima said that “the sessions went really well. All of the kids were very positive and enjoyed the practical workshops that we delivered for them. It was great to see children working together as teams showing great respect and fair play towards each other. Also seeing the children embrace the theme of showing racism the red card”
Students had a great day working with the educators and coaches. SRtRC would like to thank Herts for Learning for providing funding for the workshops, the school for making us so welcome, and Watford Community Sports and Education Trust for helping make it a really special day.