The Show Racism the Red Card team were delighted to be able to visit Hampden Park, the home of Scottish Football on Monday 20th June to deliver an anti-racism educational event with local primary pupils from the Glasgow area and secondary pupils from Clackmananshire.
The women's national team players are proud to be role models for young people in Scotland, and it's important for us to support events like this.
"The latest Show Racism The Red Card campaign is a great way of educating young people to recognise discrimination. Today's event was an engaging and informative way of tackling this subject, and we were delighted to play a part in it."
Anna Signeul, Scotland Women's National Coach
Scotland players Hayley Lauder and Fiona Brown along with the National Team Coach Anna Signeul joined the SRtRC team in the afternoon to take questions from the young people. This is the first educational event we have delivered with the National Team in Scotland.
Pupils from Toryglen Primary, Lornshill Academy and Harmeny School attended the stadium for the event. It featured a carousel of educational workshops in the morning exploring assumptions about racism, looking at stereotypes, reasons why people move. We invited Police Scotland to deliver a workshop on Hate Crime, these sessions look at defining what a hate crime is, how it can affect people and communities, the consequences on being involved in hate crime and how we can safely and effectively challenge it.
During the afternoon session Show Racism the Red Card screened their anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players; Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba. The pupils then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel. The panel included Haley Lauder a defender for Scotland, Fiona Brown a forward for Scotland and Anna Signeul, the national team coach.
Nicola Hay Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop.
“Schools are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“The national women’s team are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring pupils along to such an iconic stadium to learn about anti-racism with female role models”