We worked with 735 young people in primary, secondary and grassroots football settings last month. More on this article...
It’s been another busy month for the Show Racism the Red Card (Scotland) team delivering an anti-racism or anti-sectarianism message in seven primary schools, one secondary schools, five grassroots football teams and two educational events with primary pupils in professional football clubs The participants from across Edinburgh, South Lanarkshire, Perth & Kinross, Inverclyde, Highland and East Ayrshire all enjoyed participative educational training and CPD opportunities challenging racism and inequality.
They were encouraged to apply critical thought to the stereotypes and misinformation which exist about minority ethnic groups. This can leave an indelible mark on our young people and society and may lead to prejudiced thought, discriminatory action and denial of citizenship rights to many in our communities.
A teacher fed back;
“We recently had a visit from Gillian with her strong message of being 'Red Card Agents'. My class have decided to hold a school assembly and invite their parents along to deliver an assembly on showing racism the red card. They want to take the strong anti-racism message home!”
A coach from one of the grassroots teams which took part in work funded by the Scottish Football Partnership said; “Your team provided a fantastic session last night! Just the right balance of activities to keep the boys engaged but get the important messages across. Derek and Michael are a credit to the organisation ”
We are extremely grateful from the partnership funding from City of Edinburgh Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Perth & Kinross Council, Inverclyde Council, Scottish Government and the Scottish Football Partnership which made our interventions in February possible. We are looking forward to a busy March too with work taking place in West Lothian and East Renfrewshire as well as many of the areas already mentioned. The Awards Ceremony for our annual Creative Competition will take place on Thursday 19th March where 80 finalists will receive recognition for taking a creative stance against racism.
To find out more about the work of the Education team and to make enquiries about bookings please contact Dee Matthew, Education Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 222 2058