On Friday 20th May Hexthorpe Primary School were presented with prizes after being awarded overall winner in Show Racism the Red Card National Schools Competition 2016
The school competition is one of the highlights of the SRtRC calendar. It gives the campaign the opportunity to see the inspiring and powerful anti-racism work of young people throughout England, who have worked with the campaign’s resources.
Paul Kearns, Deputy Chief Executive Show Racism the Red Card
Representatives from Show Racism the Red Card, Doncaster Rugby League and the National Union of Teachers to pay tribute to work of young people & teachers.
Local Rugby League stars and anti-racism campaigners visited Hexthorpe Primary School, Doncaster on Friday 20th May to hand out prizes after a group of young people from the school were selected as the overall winners of the Show Racism the Red Card National Schools Competition 2016.
The presentation took place at Hexthorpe Primary School on Friday 20th May at 14.00 pm and Doncaster Rugby League stars Connor Scott & Jordie Hedges were on hand to help pay tribute to the winners and present the school with a cheque worth £500 from SRtRC and an IPad donated by the NUT. Club Doncaster are dedicated supporters of Show Racism the Red Card; regularly sending players from both football and rugby to support education events at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Year 6 pupils Isaiah-John Reasbeck, Njoki Issachaar, Rozalia Benakova, Kinga Komas, Shakila Hamad & Ariana Matuleviciute won first place in the All Ages & Abilities Multi-Media Category and were presented with an award by West Ham United first team players Sam Byram and Reece Oxford & England International & Chelsea Ladies attacker Gemma Davidson at a special event at West Ham United’s historic Boleyn Ground at the end of April.
Their film featured sports hero Arthur Wharton, credited as the first professional black footballer, who lived in Edlington and was a collaborative effort by all of the pupils of ‘Osprey’ class in year 6.
"This competition is very important to us," says Year 6 teacher Mr Sheppard, "It helps us promote the multicultural nature of our school in a really positive, creative way. We are really proud of the children who made it, who collaborated together to research, write, record and animate the film themselves."
Each year, thousands of young people of all ages and abilities from schools throughout England produce artwork, creative writing, film and music pieces with an anti-racism theme, having worked with SRtRC educational resources in school.
The sixteenth annual awards were once again supported by funding from long term campaign supporters the National Union of Teachers (NUT), UNISON, Unite the Union, The Football Association (FA), the Professional Footballers Association (PFA), Potts Print UK and Durham County Council.
General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) Christine Blower closed the event by announcing Hexthorpe Primary as the overall winners, paying tribute to their ‘extraordinary film about the life of pioneering black sportsman Arthur Wharton’
Paul Kearns, Deputy Chief Executive;
“On behalf of everyone at Show Racism the Red Card, huge congratulations to the talented young people from Hexthorpe school for their excellent entry about pioneer, Arthur Wharton. The competition judges thought it was a brilliant, eye-catching piece and a deserved winner of the All Ages and Abilities Multi-Media Category and Overall Winner 2016."
“The school competition is one of the highlights of the SRtRC calendar. It gives the campaign the opportunity to see the inspiring and powerful anti-racism work of young people throughout England, who have worked with the campaign’s resources. It is clear from the quality of their entry that Hexthorpe Primary is doing a fantastic job teaching about and challenging, racism.”