We visited Rodney Parade to hold an event with GUINNESS PRO12 rugby rugby side the Newport Gwent Dragons.
Young people from Maindee Primary and St Gabriel’s Primary school attended the stadium to take part in the event for the day.
Our education team Steve Jenkins, Noam Devey and Lindsey Bridgeman delivered a workshop in the morning to the young people educating them on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
Pupils prior to attending the ground at school were set a task to prepare for the afternoons anti racism “press conference”.
Pupils had to create a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society. Pupils also were required to read newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
From the information they had learnt they had to prepare questions for the press conference at the event to help produce their article for their newspaper after the event.
In the afternoon pupils watched our educational DVD which gave them a last opportunity to obtain further knowledge on the topic before the question and answer session in our “media / press conference event”
Newport Gwent Dragons players Aled Brew and Scott Andrews attended the event to take part in the press conference joined by Patron Steve Jenkins.
Pupils now in the role of newspaper journalists were selected to ask questions, introduce themselves and the newspaper they “worked” for followed by their question.
The journalists posed some really challenging questions for the players and had clearly researched and planned some well thought out questions.
The best asked question won the opportunity to see a Dragons game at Rodney Parade and also had a signed ball.
When the pupils return to school they will use all the information they had learnt at the event along with the responses from the players to write and design their article.
We would like to thank both the schools for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event at Rodney Parade and providing the prizes for the pupils.
The event was also supported by the Gwent Police Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston.
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