Young people from Jack Hunt School visited the ABAX Stadium for the chance to discuss the impacts of homophobic, biphobic & transphobic bullying
League One club Peterborough United hosted the latest in a series of 20 national education events delivered by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic & Transphobic (HBT) bullying.
Pupils from Jack Hunt School took part in a range of activities designed to enable them to share their ideas about sexual orientation & gender identity in a safe & non-judgemental environment and explore ways of tackling HBT bullying and other forms of discrimination.
Staff from SRtRC led a workshop on the subject of HBT bullying which explored concepts including identity and difference and encouraged young people to think critically about attitudes towards individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Participants also took part in an anti-racism workshop which supported discussions about stereotypes and aspects of an individual’s identity including skin colour, nationality, religion and culture.
After a short break for lunch, the young people watched SRtRC’s anti-racism education film which features professional footballers and young people discussing their own experiences of racism and bullying, and providing advice to young people if they ever experience prejudice and discrimination.
To close the event, the participants had the chance to ask questions about the issues discussed on the day to Lindsey England, the campaign lead for anti-homophobia in football initiative Just A Ball Game.
Lindsay generously shared her own personal experiences and provided advice to those present about what they should do if they witness discrimination or prejudice in any form.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thanks partners Peterborough United FC and Just A Ball Game for their support with the event, as well as the Department for Education and the Government Equalities Office funding the project.