The Scottish Government Equalities Unit who have agreed to fund SRtRC Scotland to continue to work across Scotland delivering educational workshops to young people in schools and community groups.
Thanks to the Scottish Government Equalities Unit who have agreed to fund SRtRC Scotland to continue to work across Scotland delivering educational workshops to young people in schools and community groups.
The funding will allow us to continue educational events at professional football clubs, our annual Fortnight of Action, our annual Creative Competition.
Educational events at professional football clubs.
Young people from schools local to the football club take part in a carousel of anti-racism and anti-discrimination workshops (which incorporate the learning outcomes detailed above). After watching a short educational film about racism in football and wider society, they then take part in a press conference activity with an invited panel (including players from the club) about racism, inequality and the importance of diversity. The teachers are encouraged to use the club event as an impetus for work in the classroom both before and after; Researching the topic beforehand and preparing questions for the “press conference”, then producing their newspapers afterwards.
Annual Creative Competition
For primary, secondary and college students from across Scotland. Students, following anti-racism educational work in the classroom (and we recommend the use of educational resources), produce a creative piece of work that promotes the message of anti-racism in the form of a poster, poem, story, film or animation. The competition culminates with an Awards Ceremony at Hampden Park. Winners and their class attend the ceremony along with SPFL and special guests. The artwork from the competition is displayed at the Ceremony and the images produced are used by us throughout the year to continue promoting an anti-racism message.
Fortnight of Action
The coordination of a high profile campaign within professional football and beyond. The Fortnight happens during October and coincides with the Football Against Racism in Europe week of action. We coordinate high profile anti-racism actions at professional and grassroots level of football. Professional, amateur, junior and youth football clubs in Scotland undertake anti-racism actions at matches and through community events, reaching an audience of over 150,000 spectators and raising the profile of the need to tackle racism and promote equality throughout Scotland. Actions range from teams raising our iconic “Show Racism the Red Card” cards before kick-off at professional football games to tannoy announcements,programme articles and wearing the "Show Racism the Red Card" emblem on strips. Local community groups, schools and teams are encouraged to emulate the actions of the professional teams, with resources issued to enable them to do this.