The shrimpers host full-day educational event for young people
SRtRC worked in partnership with Southend United Community & Educational Trust to organise a full day event for young people from local schools.
Year 5&6 pupils from Prince Avenue and St Helen’s Primary Schools came to Roots Hall Stadium to take part in a carousel of workshops from SRtRC, which examined stereotypes, where they come from and a definition of racism, Southend United CET which looked at key messages behind the Respect campaign and a Ground Tour of Roots Hall took the third workshop spot.
SRtRC Education Workers, Osei Sankofa, Lionel Morgan and Leviathen Hendricks delivered the SRtRC workshops.
In the afternoon, young people had the opportunity to view a screening of the SRtRC film and take part in a question and answer session where they put their questions about racism to panel which included Southend United players Ben Coker and Josh Banton.
Ben and Josh, supported by Leviathen, Lionel and Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive, answered the young people’s questions brilliantly. The young people made notes during the Q&A and film screening so they could work on a newspaper style report of the event when they returned to school.
SU CET has provided a prize for the best produced event report and will decide the winner next week. The Trust and SUFC also ensured that there were prizes of four signed footballs for the best questions of the afternoon. SRtRC provided T-Shirts and mini-footballs for the best questions.
SRtRC would like to thank the teachers and young people for attending the event and participating readily. Big thanks go to Southend United FC, Southend United Community & Education Trust for continuing to support SRtRC and the educational events, in particular to Joe Skeels for his hard work in organising this event.