Following a successful event at Ross County FC on Monday the team headed back to Inverness for an event at Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC on Tuesday 9th February.
We were joined by pupils from local primary’s Crown and Merkinch for a full day of anti-racism learning. The young people had the opportunity to participate in a carousel of anti-racism workshops that were facilitated by our highly skilled education team, Gillian Eunson, Derek Ferguson and Mickey Weir.
Davey Elliot from Police Scotland delivered an thought provoking and engaging workshop on Hate Crime.
Young people then got to place their ‘reporter hats’ on and asked the panel a number of questions pertaining to racism, and how best to handle racist incidents. The panel comprised of Inverness Caldeonian Thistle FC Andrea Mbyi-Mutombo, Iain Vigurs and manager John Hughes, Davey Elliot from Police Scotland, and SRtRC’s Derek Ferguson and Mickey Weir.
Thank you to Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC for their continued support in tackling racism and promoting equality. Thank you to the Scottish Government and the Voluntary Action Fund Equalities Unit for funding such valuable work that promotes equality in order to create a better Scotland for all. Finally, thank you to the teaching staff and young people from Crown and Merkinch Primary Schools for their valuable input and for engaging with SRtRC’s messages so positively!