Football club, local authority, trade union and snti-racism education charity collaborate to help ensure that young people are educated about the dangers of hate crime
"The rise in hate crime since last summer is very worrying, and urgently needs tackling. Football clubs are uniquely well placed to take a lead on these kinds of issues because they are at the heart of their communities. I know that QPR take that responsibility very seriously."
Andy Slaughter MP
The programme, devised with Hammersmith and Fulham council and the National Union of Teachers, will see SRtRC Educators work with QPR in the Community Trust coaches in local schools to educate children about the dangers of hate crime, and support them to reject prejudice in all its forms.
The workshops will be followed up with an educational visit to Loftus Road, both funded by the Council, as well as teacher training funded by the NUT.
"Our joint 'Stop the Hate' educational initiative is truly innovative and will play a part in promoting community cohesion in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and in keeping its children safe"
"That's why they invited staff from the Polish Centre in Hammersmith to Loftus Road after they were attacked last year, and are making a return visit there to deliver one of the hate crime workshops."
"It is also why they were the first London club to back Sadiq Khan's #LondonIsOpen campaign championing tolerance and unity in the capital. Football is more than just a game. Football clubs - professional and amateur - can be powerful community assets."
"QPR understand the positive role they can play in their community, and the programme being launched today to tackle the scourge of hate crime is just the latest example."
"We are delighted that local teachers, school staff and pupils will be able to engage with Show Racism the Red Card's huge experience, resources and innovative approaches. The NUT nationally is a committed sponsor of SRtRC's work and we are proud to be supporting their work in our Borough"