Pupils from St Michael’s Primary School attended Celtic FC on Thursday 23 February for a Show Racism the Red Card Event organised in partnership with Celtic FC.
The event featured three educational workshops in the morning promoting anti-racism, anti-sectarianism and overall messages of equality and respect, and the pupils were also treated to a stadium tour.
During the afternoon the Show Racism the Red Card anti-racism educational film was screened, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba.
Guests on the day included first team players from Celtic FC and ex-professionals and Show Racism the Red Card coaches Gary MacKay and Jim Duffy. The guests spoke about their experiences of racism and sectarianism and offered advice on how to deal with, and combat, racism and sectarianism whenever it occurs.
Amanda Peebles, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
"The continued invaluable support received from Celtic FC demonstrates a clear commitment to stamping out racism and sectarianism in football and society. This kind of work equips young people to deal with racist and sectarian attitudes and behaviours. Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it."
“The support of current and former professional footballers and managers for these events is having a tremendously positive impact on the young people attending.”
Pictured above: Celtic FC Players Dylan McGeouch and Thomas Rogne with primary 7 pupil from St Michael's Primary School in Glasgow.