Last Thursday saw over 200 children, young people, teachers and parents gather at Hampden to celebrate the young people’s artistic achievements.
Last Thursday saw over 200 children, young people, teachers and parents gather at Hampden to celebrate the young people’s artistic achievements. This year’s competition had over 1200 entries and 4000 young people engaging in the competition so it was a tough contest.
In its 11th year, the finalists from the creative competition came from all over Scotland ranging from Hythehill Primary School in Moray, Portree High School in Skye and others closer to home like Broughton High School in Edinburgh and Langside Primary in Glasgow.
Arriving at Hampden the young people were treated to a tour of Hampden, wowed by Keepie Uppie King, Graeme Lightbody and taught a few tricks by Scotland’s Magician, Scott Cuthbertson. While not engaged with the entertainment, the young people were able to go and admire the artwork of both them and their peers mounted on boards kindly donated by Daler Rowney or be caught for an interview with Jennifer Reoch from STV Glasgow’s Riverside Show.
Time came for kick off and Show Racism the Red Card Education Worker Gillian Eunson took to the stage, welcoming all the young people to Hampden and introducing this year’s host Peter Martin, freelance sports presenter who has been in the industry for 20 years and has been a continuous supporter of the SRtRC campaign. His face you might recognise from his new programme on STV Glasgow: ‘Peter and Roughie’s Football Show’ or from years of sports presenting across all major channels.
SPFL players, Celtic’s Eoghan O’Connell, Partick Thistle’s Danny Seaborne, Ranger’s Bilel Mohsni and St Johnstone’s Frazer Wright all attended the event. Hibernian FC Club Captain Liam Craig joined the line-up, giving a personal testament to his involvement in the creative competition. Chief Executive of the SFA Stewart Regan, Scotland’s Women’s Coach Anna Signeul and U21 Coach Danny Lennon also added an element of star-quality to this year’s awards ceremony.
The young people gathered in anticipation of finding out the results and were given football prizes from SFPL teams as well as donated prizes from Disney on Ice, Camera Obscura, Landmark Adventure Park, Treezone, Loch Lomond and the BBC. The BBC prize was presented by Sara Harkins the Creative Director of Children’s at BBC Scotland.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to congratulate everyone who entered the competition we firmly believe that all the young people who participated are winners. Everyone who takes part in the competition is giving a loud and clear message that they want to live in a fair and equal Scotland free from discrimination. Below is a list of the finalists and category winners:
Keane Macgregor, Strathallan Primary School
Mustafa Akram and Charlie Johnston, Langside Primary School
Anna Greig, Strathallan Primary School
Livia MacDougall, Dalry Primary School
Jessica Rogers, Carolside Primary School
Jamie Dow, Killermont Primary School
Kaitlin Hunter, Strathallan Primary School
Lauren Kinnaird, Ross Walker, Eve Legge, Amber Lee and Katie Scott, Deanburn Primary School
Milly Mackay, Hythehill Primary School
Marilyn Briggs, Bruntsfield Primary School
Nicholas Dunn, St. Joseph’s Primary School
Matthew Pollock, Our Lady of the Missions
Jeremiah Lawson, Our Lady of the Missions
Niamh Harley, Carolside Primary School
Lisa Taylor, Jude Sonvico, Alan Shen and Rebecca Smith, Holy Family Primary School
Ellie Gibb, Hazel Moss, Eve Cameron, Matthew Mackay, Angus Murray, Andrew Baker, Rosie Leven, Toby Dennis, Duncan O'Rourke, Christopher Lee, Mia White, Erin Gillies, Arisaig Primary School,
Reegan McNair, John Auld, Alfie Curran and Emily Lambert, James McFarlane School
Jordan Burnett, Casey Colley, Kajonath Jagstheeswaran, Natalie Kane, Ben Liston, Alexander Lochrie, Paul McWilliams, Rahul Mehmi, Nadia Philipson, Stephen Prior, Hamza Rasul, Thomas Taylor,
Grant McTaggart, Ayleigh Burns, Shannon Troy, Louisa Turner and Hope Templeton,
James McFarlane School
Dylan Krezdorn and Josh Wells, Lomond School
Jim Mackinnon, Portree High School
Alan Mollins, Dunoon Primary School
Laura Kabaj and Amneek Kaur, Trinity High School
Ryan Broad and Nathan Stockdale, Bucksburn Academy
Hannah Crowe, Faithful Bentoro and Natalia Ellingham, Broughton High School
Hannah McIntyre and Jennifer Alexander, Jordanhill High School
Cameron Oldham and Jamie Alexander, Grove Academy
Daniella-Jane Croly and Rachel Alexander, Jordanhill High School
Jennifer Grieve, Edinburgh College
Liam Philp, Edinburgh College
William Blake, Edinburgh College