Halfway Primary and Hendy CP pupils meet Scarlets player Dylan Evans and learn about anti-racism.
On March the 23rd Hendy CP School and Halfway Primary pupils visited Parc Y Scarlets to take part in Show Racism the Red Card’s anti-racism club event.
The pupils were really excited to look over the grounds, meet Dylan Evans and importantly, learn how to tackle racism. In the morning former Wales football player Steve Jenkins presented an interactive workshop exploring what racism is, breaking of stereotypes and terminology. Lots of pupils mentioned they were concerned about the racism subjected to Scarlets player Samson Lee in the Wales England Six Nations game.
They all agreed discriminating against someone because of their culture is never acceptable. Prior to attending the stadium pupils researched racism in sport and society in their schools. Combining this information with their new workshop knowledge they prepared questions for the afternoon’s anti-racism “press conference”.
Special guest Scarlets prop Dylan Evans attended the press conference and was joined by Steve Jenkins. The pupils, in the role of newspaper journalists, were very excited to have their questions answered by the sports stars. Dylan was asked lots of challenging questions regarding his own feelings about Samson being taunted on the pitch. He explained that no one should ever make someone else feel bad and that it upset him that someone had hurt his teammate.
Year six pupils Naomi Jones from Hendy and Alisha Davies from Halfway won family tickets to Scarlets match of their choice for their excellent questions. Every child received team posters and flags that Dylan and Steve signed. We would like to the school for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event and providing the prizes for the pupils.