School Competition 2018 launch

Next Wednesday (8th November) Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is launching it's 2018 annual School Competition. The event, at Unison headquarters on London's Euston Road, starts at 6pm. 

The Show Racism the Red Card School Competition sees young people from schools throughout England create their own anti-racism messages in a variety of formats and is the largest equalities-themed competition for young people in the country. 

Attending the launch are: Dave Prentis, General Secretary of UNISON,  Rachel Yankey one of England’s most capped players, Kevin Courtney of the National Education Union and SRtRC Vice President’s Christine Blower and Leroy Rosenior. 

Gareth Southgate, England Manager, was guest of honour at Show Racism the Red Card School Competition 2017 Awards Ceremony, held at Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium on Wednesday 3rd May.

Ged Grebby, Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive said;

“The School Competition is one of the highlights of Show Racism the Red Card’s work and for the third year in a row we are launching it with UNISON at their HQ.   This year’s Competition will have two special categories: 1. The Graham Taylor memorial award and 2.  The Jo Cox memorial award.  We are always inspired by the quality of the young people’s entries.”

Dave Prentis, UNISON General Secretary, said;

"In these troubled times when there's so much hatred in the world, it's reassuring to see organisations like Show Racism the Red Card doing such amazing work.

"Encouraging schoolchildren to understand the pernicious effect that racism and bigotry can have on our society can only bode well for the future. This competition is doing its very best to engage with the next generation, at a young enough age to ensure they don't grow up with blinkered and prejudiced views of other nations and communities."