89 pupils from Burry Port Junior School and St.Josephs Bryngwyn Comprehensive School attended the stadium for the whole day in our first event in West Wales of the season.
Pupils engaged in an anti racism workshop in the morning delivered by SRtRC Wales Education Coordinator Simon Richards and Ex professional footballer Christian Roberts.
Pupils took part in interactive tasks learning about different forms of racism and their consequences along with discovering different cultures from around the world affecting their lives using football as a tool for delivery.
Simon Richards commented saying, “The pupils were fantastic and fully interacted with all the activities. I probably learnt as much from the workshop as they did, thanks to their incisive questions and observant answers and I think they enjoyed being in an environment that was so different to the classroom. The questions they asked players showed they had taken a lot of information in and were ready to act on this information in a positive way. We hope they can take all they learnt back to school and help educate others.”
Pupils were lucky enough to have a ground tour of the club and walk out of the tunnel.
The main event in the afternoon saw Ex Cardiff City player Christian Roberts and Ex Swansea City / Manchester City / Llanelli AFC player Vic Gomersall join forces for the question and answer session.
Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions about racism in sport and society to the panel of players which saw some testing questions such as “when can our school do to stop racism” and “when did racism start”?
The best questions asked during the Q&A session received Llanelli AFC merchandise and SRtRC goodie bags.
Pupils after the event had an exclusive opportunity to receive signed 2010/11 Llanelli AFC posters.
The day was a great occasion for the pupils and their teachers were very positive about the outcomes and importance of the event and are keen to continue with anti racist education in their classroom.
SRtRC would like to thank Nigel Richards for helping organise the event and both Llanelli AFC for their support.
To view photos from the even click HERE
For a list of future events in Wales click HERE
Picture above - Prize winners with Christian and Vic. (photo by Keith GRIFFITHS)