Manisha Tailor an Clint Easton visit Westfield Primary School for a day of education and fitness
We learned that racism can hurt people and make them feel hurt and angry as well as damage them. We also learned that culture is what you do in your everyday life. Being of different skin colour doesn't matter – we should all be able to live together.
Students from Westfield Primary School
Show Racism the Red card educators Manisha Tailor and Clint Easton visited the Westfield Primary School on the 12.10.15 for a great day of education and fitness. Students watched the SRtRC DVD first for an introduction to the issues that would be tackled during the day and then the classes broke up for individual workshops. “The definition of ‘racism’ was made very clear to the children and that it is made up of different forms. They were encouraged the children to work together in unfamiliar groups, it was fantastic! Great to hear the ideas from the young people flowing and to see the way they took to the subject in a positive way” (Teachers from Westfield Primary School, Woking).
Students really demonstrated their maturity and sensitivity by delving into the issues and developing some great poems and raps during the classes. “We learned that racism is taken very seriously and can sadly end in death. We didn’t know important it was to stop it from happening. One person from our class spoke Polish and taught us a few words through their group poem which was fun! We learned that racism can hurt people and make them feel hurt and angry as well as damage them. We also learned that culture is what you do in your everyday life. Being of different skin colour doesn't matter – we should all be able to live together. Thank you for teaching us about racism” (Years 4-6 pupils, Westfield Primary School).
Students then took part in a fitness session, not only to encourage fitness and a healthy lifestyle, but also to work on skills like working together and respect.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank Westfield School for welcoming us into their wonderful school, and Westfield students for being so involved on the day.