Another great event at St James' Park. Local young people spent the day with Show Racism the Red Card for a full day of anti-racism work.
Newcastle United’s, St James’s Park was host to another SRtRC Event on Wednesday 13th April. Three local schools, Shiremoor, St Josephs and St Peter Pauls Primary brought along 90 year 6 pupils to participate in a carousel of anti-racism workshops which included a tour of St James’s Park.
The day began with a welcome by Craig Bankhead the North East Education Manager for SRtRC and the attending schools viewed the new SRtRC Promotional DVD. Next up the children took part in two anti-racism workshops delivered by Lizz Bennett, Laura Pidcock, they learnt about racism, explored stereotypes and found out about racist incidents that had happened to other young people.
After lunch the young people viewed the SRtRC DVD and took part in a Q&A panel, they had an opportunity to ask questions about racism to the panel of ex-professions footballers and SRtRC coaches John Anderson, Olivier Bernard, Trevor Benjamin with special guest, Laura Pidcock, SRtRC Education Worker and SRtRC Chief Executive Ged Grebby. The questions asked by some of the young people were brilliant and really made the panel think! Questions such as “If you were Johnny’s (Delaney) friend, and you could go back in time, would you help?” asked Shannon from Shiremoor Primary or “What did Nelson Mandela do so wrong, to go to jail for that long? asked Jacob from St Peter Pauls Primary.
Each young person that asked a question won a prize of a SRtRC football and the winning question won a mini football, a SRtRC t-shirt, a pair of NUFC tickets and a football signed by Newcastle Players, Shola Ameobi and Steven Taylor. The two runners up questions won a SRtRC t-shirt and mini football. All young people left with a SRtRC wrist band, badge, stickers and a signed Newcastle United poster.
Big thanks to all of the schools that attended and Newcastle United Football Club for hosting the event!