Over 140 young people took part in the educational event at The Matchroom Stadium
On Thursday 25th February Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) held an educational event in partnership with Leyton Orient F.C at The Matchroom Stadium. Over 140 young people from local primary schools attended the event which saw the Year 5/6’s take part in a SRtRC workshop, see a screening of the SRtRC educational film and take part in a Q&A session.
Young people from Glade Primary and Aldersbrook Primary arrived at The Matchroom Stadium for 12:45 and headed to the Gallery where they would spend the remainder of the afternoon. After a quick introduction the young people went straight into a SRtRC workshop conducted by Francis Duku and Manisha Tailor. The workshop allowed young people to explore stereotypes, think critically about the way in which we stereotype and allowed the young people to discuss the dangers of stereotyping.
The young people further developed their understanding of racism by watching the 22-minute Show Racism the Red Card educational film, which provides an excellent introduction to the subject of racism.
The young people were given a chance to take part in a Q&A session, during this they put forward their questions to the Show Racism the Red Card team and prizes were handed out for the best questions asked.
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Young people from each primary school put forward a variety of questions to the panel regarding racism. How can you stop racism? Have you or anybody you know suffered from racism? Were just a few examples of the questions that the panel were taking it in turn to answer. First team players from Leyton Orient F.C, Jay Simpson & Frazer Shaw, came down to meet the young people, sign autographs and take pictures with everyone in attendance.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank everyone at Leyton Orient F.C and a special thank you to Howard Gould for all his help in organising the event and his ongoing support of the campaign. The power of role models should never be under estimated, therefore a massive thank you to Jay Simpson and Frazer Shaw for meeting the young people. Finally, a massive thank you to all the young people for their honest engagement form start to finish.
— ShowRacismtheRedCard (@SRTRC_England) February 25, 2016