Show Racism the Red Card Scotland kicks of its first anti-racism event at Partick Thistle FC
Show Racism the Red Card partnered with Partick Thistle FC to kick off the year with anti-racism education delivered to young people from Highpark Primary and St. Cuthbert’s Primary.
Young people attended the full day event, and had the opportunity to participate in a carousel of anti-racism workshops that were facilitated by our wonderful education team Gillian Eunson, Derek Ferguson and Steven Bell. In addition to this, young people also enjoyed engaging and thought-provoking workshops delivered by Police Scotland’s Stephen Canale on hate-crime. Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn also joined the SRtRC team on the day and spoke to young people about the importance of a healthy lifestyle, equalities, as well as the implications of language used when discussing mental health.
Young people then got to place their ‘reporter hats’ on and asked the panel a number of questions pertaining to racism, and how best to handle racist incidents. The panel comprised of Partick Thistle’s Mathias Pagbo and Sean Welsh; Steven Canale from Police Scotland; SRtRC’s Steven Bell who also currently plays for Stranraer FC; and SRtRC’s Derek Ferguson.
Thank you to Partick Thistle for their continued support in tackling racism and promoting equality as well as Police Scotland for their valuable input toward education young people about hate-crime. Thank you to the Scottish Government and the Voluntary Action Fund Equalities Unit for funding such valuable work that promotes equality in order to create a better Scotland for all. Finally, thank you to the teaching staff and young people from Highpark and St. Cuthbert’s Primary School’s for their valuable input and for engaging with SRtRC’s messages so positively!