Thursday November 26th
Brighton & Hove Albion FC hosted an educational event for young people as part of a project from Show Racism the Red Card, Tackling Homopbhobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying (HBT Bullying).
On Thursday November 26th, Year 7,8 and 9 pupils from Blatchington, Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and Hailsham Community College came to the Amex Stadium for a full day event.
In the morning attendees took part in a carousel of workshops about racism and stereotypes, HBT bullying and language and a tour of the stadium. The pupils were engaged in the workshops which generated some excellent discussion.
Following a break for lunch which included a screening of the SRtRC resource ‘Homophobia - Let’s Tackle It’, all groups came back together to watch the Show Racism the Red Card film. The films and workshops allowed young people to think of some great questions about discrimination for a panel of special guests.
Brighton & Hove Albion FC players Liam Rosenior and Sam Baldcock and Brighton & Hove Albion Women’s FC striker Kim Stennings, joined SRtRC education worker Manisha Tailor to answer young people’s questions. There was no shortage of questions about HBT Bullying and racism in sport and society and the panel gave open and honest answers.
The favourite questions of the afternoon received prizes of mini-footballs and SRtRC T-Shirts. There was an opportunity for all of the attendees to receive a SRtRC goody bag and autographs and photographs with the panel.
All events under the Tackling HBT Bullying project are being evaluated by an external agency and NatCen Social Research, which will result in a comprehensive report into the impacts of this work.
Thank you to Brighton & Hove Albion FC for hosting this event and working with SRtRC. SRtRC would like to particularly thank David Freeborn and Katherine Ansbridge for their help in organising the event and all the Albion in the Community team for their support on the day. Big thanks also to Liam Rosenior, Sam Baldock and Kim Stennings for taking part in the panel and pupils and teachers from Blatchington, BACA and Hailsham schools.