Local young people enjoy event with The Valiants
Show Racism the Red Card worked with Port Vale FC for the first time on an educational event for local young people, supported by Stoke City Council on Monday 10th March.
Young people from Moor Park Primary School came to Vale Park to take part in an afternoon of educational activities, see a screening of the SRtRC film and ask questions about racism to a panel of special guests. They were welcomed by Jim Cooper of Vale in the Community who had organised the event with SRtRC.
The first hour of the event saw young people take part in activities that examined stereotypes and how they are formed, a definition of racism and the forms it can take and terminology. The pupils joined in readily with the activities and contributed some excellent ideas and answers.
In the second hour the SRtRC film was screened and the young people thought about questions they could ask the panel about racism. The panel included three Port Vale players, striker Gavin Tomlin, defender Richard Duffy and on-loan defender Jack Grimmer.
The panel handled the young people’s questions brilliantly and there were some tough questions during the session. The club provided a family voucher for tickets to a home game at the start of next season as a prize for the top questions of the afternoon and SRtRC had mini-footballs as runner up prizes. All of the young people left with a SRtRC goody bag containing a magazine, wristband and Port Vale FC / SRtRC poster signed by the three players.
The top three questions of the afternoon were:
Have you got any ideas to stop racism? – Ruby
How do you feel about racism and why do you feel that way? – Chloe
What advice would you give to close friend or team-mate who received racist abuse? – Amber
SRtRC would like to thank Port Vale FC, Vale in the Community and Stoke City Council for their support of this event. The campaign looks forward to working in partnership again to organise more events in the future.