Following Paul Mortimer and Atta Yaqub's visit to her primary school, Clara enjoyed the day so much she sent us a thank you letter.
Dear Paul and Atta,
I am writing to thank you for coming to our school and telling us about “Show Racism the Red Card!” I think I’ve learnt a lot about racism, in fact when I went home my family were asking me lots of questions, luckily I managed to answer them. This also happened when I went to my violin class!
I find racism very important because these things could happen to someone or probably us, so now we all know what to do. It was also fascinating because I learnt new, extremely interesting things that I’ve never heard of before therefore I would love to hear more….
I think that when we were talking about how to deal with racism if we take the risk, it helped to take away my fears and now I feel confident if it happens again.
When we were discussing about people having different skin colour and how it doesn’t affect their religion, it made me realise that you shouldn’t “judge a book by its cover”.
As we were playing some absolutely extraordinary games, I started to like football and I think that it gave me experience to think quick and think before you act, consequently if you do this, it helps on other games you might play. The games gave me proof that you should think properly instead of moving your mouth because I remember that I let my team down when the captain was meant to talk but I did.
We have been using the internet for research and have found that Atta was not only an actor but also a model. We have also found that Paul had serious injuries before.
Thank you very much for reading my letter. I hope you come again!
Clara Ilampenima, Year 5/6 London Colney Primary School.