Show Racism the Red Card and QPR foundation have kick started their Stop the Hate Campaign across schools in Hammersmith and Fulham the project is being funded by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and is supported by the local branch of the National Union of Teachers.
SRtRC educators Francis Duku, Lionel Morgan and Clint Easton delivered workshops to the year 3,4 and 6 students of Wendell Park School. They were also joined by QPR foundation coaches Tom Charles and Arran Wilding who led the fun fitness sessions with the young people.
The students had an introductory assembly led by the SRtRC educators who explained how the day will run. The assembly also included the viewing of the SRtRC educational DVD.
The workshops included activities and discussions about Racism; the definition, stereotypes and terminology. Students discussed what they would do if they were ever a victim of racism or ever witnessed a racist incident.
A year 6 student said:
" I dont understand why people would want to be horrible and say racist stuff to people, if I was there I would tell my teacher or my mum"
The educators delved further and explained to the students that they are protected by law if they were ever a victim of racism and that they should never ignore it. Which linked into the second half of the workshops were students learned about the topic of Hate Crime; what is it and who it affects 'the protected characteristics' these were identified defined by the students with help of the educators.
Tom Charles and Arran Wilding kept the theme of the day running throughout their fitness sessions. Ensuring that students were listening to instructions, respecting each other and work together as a team during the activites.
Teachers from the school shared thier feedback with the southern team;
"It was very interesting to hear what the students know and have heard around the topic of racism."
"I like the way the educators explained why we dont use certain words to describe peoples skin colour any more to the students, it was shocking to me that unacceptable words that were around when I was young are still being used now and the students are just using them without realising the impact."
"Over all i felt that the day was very informative and beneficial for the students and staff as well."
The partnership between Show Racism the Red Card and QPR foundation will continue throughout the school year across the Hammersmith and Fulham area.