Young people from schools and colleges across Scotland joined with major names from the world of Scottish football and politics at Hampden Park on Thursday 22nd March to celebrate diversity.
Over 1300 young people across Scotland took part in this year’s competition with entrants coming from as far as the Isle of Skye and Aberdeen to schools in the central belt. The competition sends a clear message that young people want Scotland to be a welcoming and multi-cultural society. The prize giving is the highlight of the Scottish calendar in challenging racism.
Mount Florida Primary on the South Side of Glasgow were winners of the song category with their entry Madhiba Mandela, a song about Nelson Mandela and the impact he had on many people lives.
James Kelly MSP for Glasgow went to meet the children at their school on Monday to congratulate them on their success.
James Kelly said “'It's great to be involved in such a worthwhile campaign and to reinforce the message that diversity in our society should be championed. I have recent experience of meeting with numerous anti-discrimination organisations and charities and believe education is the best way to tackle all forms of bigotry, racism and sectarianism.
Show Racism the Red Card should be commended on the extraordinary work that they do and it's encouraging to see so many young people get involved to stand up to racism.”