Continuing our work in Hertfordshire Schools
We played a game about trying to work out what we could tell about someone by the colour of a person's skin. As a result of getting 98% of the questions wrong we realised that the colour of a person's skin doesn't tell us a lot about the person's life.
Georgia, Elm class
A great day was had by all at Crabtree Junior School in Hertfordshire when Show Racism the Red Card visited on the 17/11/14.
The workshop was funded by Herts for Learning and was designed to challenge prejudice, celebrate diversity, and work with students to answer their burning questions and talk about important issues. The workshops were presented and led by our fantastic educators, Manisha Tailor and Osei Sankofa, who led the students through activities and questions designed to challenge and inspire critical thinking.
The day was enjoyed by staff and students alike with Charlie in Elder class saying that “We had a great day overall and I leant that you should not judge someone by the way they look or the colour of their skin.” Georgia, in Elm said that “We played a game about trying to work out what we could tell about someone by the colour of a person's skin. As a result of getting 98% of the questions wrong we realised that the colour of a person's skin doesn't tell us a lot about the person's life.”
Of course, no Show Racism the Red Card day would be complete without our fitness fun sessions and Crabtree Juniors was very excited as we had Watford legend, Luther Blissett in attendance to coach the students. Alfie M in Elder class said that the “PE session with former footballer Luther Blisset ….was really exciting because he is a Watford legend and I am a Watford fan!” Lucas C in Elm said “We rushed into a session with Luther and we played some immensely fun games in teams and then a competition.”
The school has had fantastic feedback from staff, teachers and students, and our educators had a brilliant day working with intelligent, interesting young people, who had some great questions for us!