Carlisle United played host to an all day educational event as Show Racism the Red Card headed to Cumbria.
The event at Brunton Park was attended by local primary schools with around 100 children in attendance.
The primary schools; Brook Street, St Margaret Mary, Houghton, Crosscanonby and Warwick Bridge completed three workshops throughout the morning.
As well as the usual session taken by staff from Show Racism the Red Card, Cumbria Police got involved to teach the children about the dangers of racism.
The children also got the opportunity to take part in football coaching organised by Carlisle United and lead by former coach and Football in the Community Officer, John Halpin.
Chairman of the PFA, Clarke Carlisle made an appearance and spoke to the children about his experiences surrounding racism and his thoughts on the organisation's work.
Carlisle said: "I support show racism the red card, because it plays a very important role in teaching people about racism. Showing you guys what is right and the appropriate thing to do. Today is about education and it's great to see so many of you here".
Danny Cadamarteri and David Amoo from the Carlisle first team attended the event in the afternoon to form part of a question and answer panel.
Cadamarteri said: "I know we talk about how it's important we educate you lot and the campaign educates you lot, but it's important that you lot all educate each other." The former Everton striker continued: "... As you guys gets older as well, it's the impression you put on your own kids".
Former club captain Gary Bennett and Cumbria Police Equalities Officer Julie Dodd were also there to respond to the children's questions.
Dodd told the children: "I think it [racism] is down to education, so it's important days like today take place and that you understand about the language you use and your behaviour".
Prizes were awarded for the best three questions of the afternoon and the day finished with the young people getting to meet and get autographs from the panel of guests.
Speaking after the event, Mark Ashton, the head teacher at Warwick Bridge Primary said: "There are no children of ethnic background at our school, so it is important that our children have exposure to these issues through this campaign".
Kirstie Robinson, a class teacher from St Margaret Mary's said: "I thought it was fantastic and very well organised. They [The children] got a lot more of an understanding to an issue they have never experienced. It was eye opening for them".