SRtRC worked with Stoke City Community Trust to organise an educational event for young people from local schools on Tuesday 21st November, educating about Hate Crime and Racism. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Belgrave St Bartholomew’s Academy were able to come to the Bet365 stadium and take part in a morning of workshops which contained activities where participants explored Hate Crime – what it is and what we can do about it and Racism and stereotypes.
All of the young people also had the opportunity to take see behind the scenes at Stoke City FC, with a tour of the stadium.
The young people were very engaged by the workshops and contributed greatly to discussions of the issues of Hate Crime and racism and they certainly seemed to enjoy the tour.
After a break for lunch everyone came back together to see a screening of the SRtRC film and they also had the chance to meet Stoke City FC and Netherlands international defender, Bruno Martins-Indi.
All of the attendees were able to take-away a new Show Racism the Red Card / Stoke City FC poster, and a SRtRC goody bag with a copy of the new SRtRC magazine included.
The event received some excellent press coverage with a story appearing in the Stoke Sentinel and footage from the event featured on Sky Sports News and Stoke City Community Trust highlighted the event on their social media channels and website.
A big thank you to Steve Hunt, Stoke City FC Community Trust and Stoke City FC for their support in organising and hosting the event. SRtRC would also like to thank Bruno for attending and taking part in the Q&A and the teachers and pupils from Belgrave St Bartholomew Academy for their support and engagement.
SRtRC look forward to working with SCFC again soon!