After several years of piloting a new activity at club events in Wales, where young people come along to Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) events and act as “young reporters”, this season we are now rolling this activity out to educational events at clubs throughout the UK.
Campaign Coordinator Jason Webber who created the activity said "We have been using the reporter activity for the last few years in Wales and it has proved to be a great addition to our events. The activity enables young people to follow up the educational work at our events when they are back at school and hightlights the key lessons they have learnt".
Young people attending events will be given a “Reporters Notebook” in which to make notes of what they have learned at the events and what questions have been asked at the “press conference, where they ask players questions about racism in sport and society”.
Thank you to sponsors EIS, RMT, POA, ASLEF, PCS & GMB Scotland for allowing us to print 20,000 Reporters Notebooks. We look forward to seeing the young people’s work as journalists and publishing some of these on the SRtRC website.
Ged Grebby said “Show Racism the Red Card are always looking to harness the talents of young people in the fight against racism. The Reporters Notebooks allow young people to develop their own ideas by writing a newspaper article as a journalist. We are indebted again to the Trade Union movement for helping fund this new activity. ”
Nicola Hay said “We are so grateful to all the sponsors for funding the Reporters Notebooks. Young people can now take what they learn in the classroom from the Show Racism the Red Card team and develop their ideas at home before joining us at SPFL Clubs to put their toughest questions about racism to professional footballers.”