SRtRC, DR Community Sports & Education Trust, Doncaster Council, South Yorkshire Police and Doncaster Pride work together to provide educational event for young people
Show Racism the Red Card worked in partnership with Doncaster Rovers Community Sports and Education Foundation and Doncaster Council to organise a full day educational event for young people from local primary schools.
Young people from Woodfield, St Francis Xavier, Kingfisher and Bentley High Street Primary Schools came to the Keepmoat Stadium in the morning to take part in a carousel of workshops from SRtRC, Doncaster Pride, South Yorkshire Police and also had the chance to take in a tour of the Keepmoat Stadium.
There was a great reaction from the young people to the workshops, they joined in with discussions about stereotypes and where they come from, racism and terminology and hate crime.
In the afternoon, Cllr Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Cohesion at Doncaster Council opened the main session where young people would have the chance to put their questions about racism to a panel of special guests. Before the Q&A began, the young people were able to view a screening of the SRtRC film.
The panel for the Q&A included three players from Doncaster Rovers FC; Dean Furman, Mark Duffy and Richie Wellens, they were joined by former DRFC goalkeeper Jan Budtz, former Newcastle United FC player and SRtRC worker Olivier Bernard, Cllr Glyn Jones, Maxine Farrell from South Yorkshire Police and Andrew Roe from Doncaster Pride.
The young people asked some excellent questions and were keen to hear the panel’s advice and about their own experiences. There were some prizes for the panel’s favourite questions from SRtRC of T-Shirts and mini-footballs. All of the attendees were able to take-away goody bags from the campaign, which included magazines and wristbands. They will also receive signed Doncaster Rovers / SRtRC posters.
SRtRC would like to thank Doncaster Rovers Community Sports and Education Trust and Doncaster Rovers FC for all their help in organising the event, Doncaster Council for their support and sponsorship, South Yorkshire Police and Doncaster Pride for taking part and organising great workshops for the attendees and to all the schools for attending.