The Foxes support education about racism
“We had some challenging questions, and some interesting ones, but it’s great that the children know how important and crucial clamping racism out of sport and life in general is."
Premier League Champions, Leicester City FC hosted an educational event for Year 5&6 pupils from six local primary schools on Thursday 17th November.
Young people from Queninborough, Stokes Wood, Spinney Hill, Glenmere, Abbey and Broom Leys Primary schools came to the King Power stadium to take part in an educational workshop with SRtRC, see a screening of the SRtRC film and take part in a Question & Answer session about racism with LCFC defender, Ben Chilwell and Head of the Community Trust at LCFC, Mick King.
The panel answered lots of questions from the young people about their experiences of racism in football and society and offered important advice to young people about what to do if you experience or witness racism.
Earlier in the day the pupils had taken part in a workshop that explored racism, stereotypes and where they come from through activities that included group work. They thought critically about the issue and were keen to share their thoughts during the workshop.
Leicester City FC are also sharing a report about the event on their website and LCFC TV filmed the event too.
Ben Chilwell said “We had some challenging questions, and some interesting ones, but it’s great that the children know how important and crucial clamping racism out of sport and life in general is.
“That’s why we do these things. It opens it up and shows them how racism won’t be tolerated. For them to come in and see someone like myself talking about the topic, hopefully they’ll see that things are changing for the better.”
It’s always a pleasure to work with the club and Leicester City Community Trust and we look forward to future events together. A big thank you to Ben Chilwell and Mick King for attending and Jamie Skinner for all his help in organising and running the event.