We visited the newly crowned Elite League champions for our first ever Educational club event with ice hockey side the Cardiff Devils.
Young people from Ysgol Code-Y-Gof attended the Ice Arena Wales to take part in our educational club event for the day.
Prior to attending the arena pupils at the school were set a task to prepare for the anti-racism “press conference”.
Pupils had to create a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society. Pupils also were required to read newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
From the information they had learnt they had to prepare questions for the press conference at the event to help produce their article for their newspaper after the event.
The day started with the pupils having an opportunity to watch the Cardiff Devils train on the ice in the arena.
Following watching the team train, Cardiff Devils General Manager Todd Kelman and player Craig Moore attended the event to take part in the role play press conference, joined by SRtRC Patrons Steve Jenkins and Sean Wharton.
Pupils now in the role of newspaper journalists were selected to ask questions, introduce themselves and the newspaper they “worked” for followed by their question.
The journalists posed some really challenging questions for the panel and had clearly researched and planned some well thought out questions.
The prize winner for asking the best question was Jayden who won a Hockey stick signed by the Cardiff Devils team, along with an SRtRC goodie bag.
Before breaking for lunch pupils had the opportunity to watch our educational film to further add to their understanding of racism.
In the afternoon Education Worker Steve Jenkins delivered a workshop to the young people educating them on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
When the pupils return to school they will use all the information they had learnt at the event along with the responses from the panel to write and design their article.
We would like to the schools for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event and for providing the prizes for the pupils.
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