David Honeywood tells us his experience of his week with SRtRC
In just a week at SRtRC , I have learned many new skils and developed many other ones. When I started I was slightly nervous, but half way through my first day I felt comfortable working in the welcoming environment. Before the week had started, I didn't expect to be given as much responsibility as I was given. I wrote articles, set up social media accounts and helped the admin team with various jobs.
SRtRC has been a great place for work experience as I have been given a variety of tasks and challenges which means I was never bored as I always had something new to do. I was given insights into everyday life at SRtRC from different perspectives and from different roles.
Personally, the best day of my weeks work experience was going with Justine from the education team to help out with an anti-racism workshop. It gave me a real insight into how racism is tackled and how the workshops guide the children into having the important knowledge of the topic of racism. It was weird in a way seeing a workshop in this perspective as I had only previously saw a workshop from a child's view.
Later on in the day, I also got the opportunity to help out with a Football fitness session ran by ex-professional Dean Gordon. The session was great as it gave the kids a chance to release some energy after taking part in the workshop in the classroom.
After a day with the education team it showed me the effect of working with children had in a bid to stop racism and working with young people is the best way to do it as they are inspired by the work SRtRC do, as they are given the chance to learn and have fun and also meet their role models.
Overall, my week here at SRtRC has shown me how racism is being tackled by the good work the people here do and the effort they put in. I would like to thank everyone here at SRtRC for giving me this great opportunity and I recommend young people like myself to get involved in this great cause.