Foxes host event tackling HBT bullying and racism
Show Racism the Red Card worked with Premier League leaders Leicester City FC and Leicester City Community Trust to organise an educational event for young people from six local secondary schools.
The event was the eleventh in a series of twenty educational events that focussed on Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic Bullying, alongside racism. Year 7 and 8 pupils took part in workshops investigating racism and stereotypes and Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia in the morning at the King Power Stadium.
Following a short break for lunch the attendees had the chance to watch the SRtRC film and take part in a Q&A session with Leicester City midfielder Andy King, Foxes Pride member Graham Smith and Jackie Newcombe from Leicestershire Police.
The panellists were able to choose three of their favourite questions to receive prizes of T-Shirts and mini-footballs from SRtRC. There was also time for everyone to get Andy’s autograph on the new Leicester City FC / SRtRC poster.
The day didn’t end there as the club had kindly arranged for everyone to see behind the scenes of the stadium with a great tour.
Before they left the young people had time to collect a goody bag with items from LCFC and SRtRC.
The club made a nice film piece about the event, which you can see here and includes an interview with Andy.
A big thank you to Leicester City FC for hosting the event and to Stu Johncock, James Lowbridge, Jamie Skinner and Louise McConnell for helping to make the day such a success.