Report on the Successful 10th November Launch Event
"I encourage all schools to get involved with this competition... the quality of the young people's artwork is always very high, the kids all love getting involved and Show Racism the Red Card is a really good and important message."
- Christine Blower, SRtRC Honorary Vice President
For the second year in a row, SRtRC launched the England schools competition at UNISON HQ in London. This year’s launch was attended by all the competitions major sponsors and some football legends including Paul Davis and Perry Groves from Arsenal and Ledley King from Spurs. James Pearson and Gavin Hoyte attended from Barnet FC and Anwar Uddin from Daggenham and Redbridge FC.
The display stands of last year’s winning entries were the starting point for the event, followed by great endorsements from our sponsors. Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON explained the importance of The SRtRC campaign to his union.
Simone Pound, Head of Equality and Diversity at the PFA spoke about why her union supports the competition. Carol Sewell, Senior Vice President of UNISON discussed the importance of anti-racism education
Francis Duku from Show Racism the Red Card explained the work of the campaign in schools and Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of the NUT highlighted some of the national and international reasons for endorsing anti-racism campaigns.
SRtRC also showed some of the winning entries from previous years including the 2016 overall winning entry from Hexthorpe Primary School in Doncaster on Arthur Wharton, the world’s first Black footballer.
Photos from this event are now available to view online here.
Schools can now register for the 2017 competition here.