We visited Rodney Parade for our club event with the Dragons
Young people from Pillgwenlly Primary and St Woolos Primary attended the stadium to take part in the event for the day.
Education Worker 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”
Dragons players Andrew Coombs and Jack Dixon attended the event to take part in the press conference.
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 family tickets to a first team match and a SRtRC goodie bag.
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 the school for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event and providing the prizes for the pupils.
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