The Show Racism the Red Card team were delighted to be able to visit Aberdeen Football Club on Wednesday 18th May to deliver an anti-racism educational event with local primary pupils from the Aberdeen area.
Aberdeen legend Brian Irvine joined pupils from Skene Square Primary and Seaton Primary to promote the anti-racism message.
The event featured a carousel of educational workshops in the morning exploring assumptions about racism, looking at stereotypes, reasons why people move. The pupils were also treated to a coaching session delivered by Brian Irvine.
During the afternoon session Show Racism the Red Card screened their anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The pupils then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel included ex Aberdeen player Brian Irvine and ex Rangers player Derek Ferguson.
Nicola Hay Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“Aberdeen FC are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to such an iconic stadium to learn about anti-racism with strong role models, like Brian Irvine and Derek Ferguson.”