Former professional footballers join local Councillors and school children to 'Show Racism the Red Card'
We are again launching our calendar for 2015 with South Tyneside Council, one of our major partnership councils. The calendar features artwork from young people in England, Scotland and Wales who entered the SRtRC School Competition 2014.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, Show Racism the Red Card
The Council is now distributing copies of the calendar for use in schools and early years centres as well as libraries, community centres and leisure centres across South Tyneside.
The new calendar showcases colourful and thought-provoking creative work from schools across the country.
Members of the public can buy a copies of the calendar, priced at £3 each, at www.theredcard.org/shop
Throughout the charity’s 18 year history, Show Racism the Red Card has worked closely with schools giving young people an insight into what constitutes racism and how they can help to counter racist stereotypes.
Thousands of school children throughout South Tyneside have already benefited from the advice and guidance on offer, and around 1,464 local young people have been involved in the last year alone.
The campaign’s education work with young people and adults throughout the UK continues to much acclaim. A recent external evaluation of a two-year programme of work delivered by SRtRC concluded that “the programme was delivered by an organisation that understands the subject deeply, is a true specialist in its field, and has strong trade union and local authority networks.”
Laura Pidcock, Manager of the SRtRC Education Team, said: “Our workshops offer young people a safe and non-judgement environment to explore personal prejudices and the issue of racism in their communities. Young people are also asked to reflect on terminology relating to ethnicity and the damaging consequences of stereotyping. As a bit of light relief on the day, a fun, football fitness session is delivered by one of our ex-professional football coaches.”
Caption: Councillor Alan Kerr is pictured with former Sunderland footballers Gary Bennett and Kevin Ball and ex-Newcastle United player Richard Offiong with Hedworth Lane Primary School pupils to launch the Show Racism the Red Card’s 2015 calendar. Children pictured include (centre) Dylan Smith (8), Matthew Partridge (7), Sophie Richardson (8) Millie Charlton (8) and Max Fraser (7).
For further information about Show Racism the Red Card visit www.theredcard.org To book Show Racism the Red Card for a school or workplace, contact Wendy Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org