Show Racism the Red Card provided 176 trainee teachers with the knowledge, resources and activity ideas to tackle racism in their future classrooms...
"Very useful session to refer to in teaching practice. I found the terminology and history of words particularly eye-opening. Very helpful to take into the classroom"
Swansea Metropolitan University Student
On the 13th & 14th of January, Show Racism the Red Card provided 176 trainee teachers with the knowledge, resources and activity ideas to tackle racism in their future classrooms. The Trinity St. David Carmarthen and Swansea Metropolitan students welcomed our team and the messages with enthusiasm.
The workshops initiated many discussions about the students’ experiences in their placement schools. One trainee expressed concern over the impact Islamophobia had on her pupils. Following the Paris attacks five of her class were not allowed to attend a trip to Cardiff because their parents were scared of city bombing. Other children on the trip were then scared of terrorists throughout the day. This example highlighted how essential it is to train teachers to be able to encourage and challenge children to develop their own world knowledge, understanding and ability to research topics. Positively, after our Red Card training, the trainee felt she had more “confidence to deal with issues in the future”.
There was a consensus that the mixture of relevant and current information and activities would be very useful in practice, especially when using our “relatable examples such as Kanye West and Drake”. Presentations on terminology and immigration were found to be “eye-opening" and "very helpful to take into the classroom”.
A big thank you to the staff and students at Swansea Met and Trinity Carmarthen, we had a brilliant two days of sharing and exploring approaches to anti-racism.