SRtRC Education team visit to Fordley Primary School well received
“It’s great to receive feedback from your work like this and to know you're working for an organisation that really makes a difference.”
Richard Offiong, SRtRC Education Worker
Show Racism the Red Card North East Education workers visited Fordley Primary School in Cramlington, Northumberland on January 21st. Following the visit of members of the team, the campaign received some nice feedback from a parent of one of the young people who took part in educational activities and a fun football session.
SRtRC Education teams visit schools in a host of regions around the UK educating young people from Year 4 to 13 about racism. The campaign is funded to deliver workshops by several local authorities, including North Tyneside Council.
Team members Laura Pidcock, Richard Offiong and Dean Gordon were able to run workshops and fun football sessions with 4 classes of Year 4 and 5 pupils on the day.A parent of a Year 4 pupil, Lisa Wigham, contacted SRtRC to tell us about her daughter’s reaction to the day.
“Lilly came home from school today and she was so happy and excited to tell me about Show Racism the Red Card. She said she learned that you should not treat people differently because of the colour of their skin or where they come from.
“She was excited to take her Show Racism the Red Card poster, signed by Demba Ba at a SRtRC campaign event at St James Park last year to school to show her teacher, with great pride.
“While waiting for Lilly in the playground that day I overheard another pupil telling his mother he had been learning about racism today. Hopefully the great message is also reaching parents as well as children.”
SRtRC routinely receives feedback from both teachers and pupils following school visits. However, it isn’t often the campaign hears from parents.
SRtRC Education Worker, Richard Offiong said “It’s great to receive feedback from your work like this and to know you're working for an organisation that really makes a difference.”
Further information about SRtRC education work in schools is available here.