Show Racism the Red Card returned to Brunton Park to work with Year 5&6 pupils from Cumbria schools, in partnership with Carlisle United Community Sports Trust and Carlisle United FC.
Young people from Frizington CP School, Irvington Village School, Broughton Moor Primary and St Cuthbert’s Primary were able to come to the stadium for a day of workshops and discussion about Hate Crime, what it is and what we can do about it, and Racism and stereotypes. The third workshop in the carousel was a tour of Brunton Park, delivered by John Halpin, Head of CUFC Community Sports Trust.
The young people were engaged by the activities and discussions in the workshops and were keen to put their questions about racism to a panel of special guests, during an afternoon Q&A session. Carlisle United FC got right behind the positive messages of the day and asked six first team players to attend. Mark Ellis, Samir Nabi, Jack Egen, Jordan Holt, Morgan Bacon and Cameron Salkeld came along to the session and did a great job answering questions about racism, hate crime and bullying.
Following the Q&A session the panel picked their favourite questions of the session to receive some SRtRC goodies, including a T-Shirt and mini-football. All of the young people in attendance were also able to get a SRtRC / CUFC poster signed by the players and take-away a goody bag, including the new SRtRC magazine.
Feedback from teachers and young people on the day was positive and all pupils also took part in evaluation questions, so we can measure any changes in attitudes and knowledge of issues. The event was also featured on BBC Radio Cumbria on the Drive-time show.
SRtRC would like to thank Carlisle United FC and Community Sports Trust for their ongoing support and look forward to working with the club again in the future.