Blues host educational event for Year 5&6 pupils from local schools
Show Racism the Red Card returned to St Andrew’s Stadium for an afternoon event with young people from four Birmingham Primary Schools.
Year 5&6 pupils from English Martyrs Primary, Alston Primary, Stanville Primary and Guardian Angels Primary Schools were able to take part in an anti-racism workshop delivered by SRtRC which looked at stereotypes, where they come from and what racism is.
The second part of the event included a screening of the SRtRC film and an opportunity for the young people to put their questions about racism to Birmingham City FC striker Wes Thomas.
Wes answered the questions about his personal experiences brilliantly and offered advice to young people about what they should do if they encounter racism.
Birmingham City FC has provided a prize of a pair of match tickets for the young person who is judged to have sent the best newspaper style event report to SRtRC by Wednesday 22nd October. The pupils were taking notes during the Q&A and film screening. SRtRC will share the winning ‘newspaper article’ on our website and social media channels.
For the Q&A, SRtRC provided prizes of mini-footballs and t-shirts for the top three questions of the afternoon which Wes was happy to sign.
All of the young people left with a SRtRC goody bag and a signed Birmingham City FC / SRtRC poster, which was hot off the press.
The campaign would like to thank all of the young people for their participation, the schools and teachers for facilitating their visit. Big thanks to Wes Thomas and Birmingham City FC for their continued, invaluable support and to Rachel Williams and Leanne Phillips at the club for their help in ensuring the event was a success. SRtRC looks forward to working with the Blues in the future.