Pupils from Lorne Street Primary School and St Constantine’s Primary School attended a day of Show Racism the Red Card Activities at Rangers Football Club where they completed workshops 5 and 6 of our Tackling Contemporary Racism programme. The day was designed to promote messages of equality and respect, allowing the young people to explore their views and knowledge about racism in a safe environment.
The young people took part in a workshop in the morning exploring how to safely challenge racism as well as a workshop delivered by Police Scotland on Hate Crime. This was followed by a stadium tour with staff from Rangers FC.
In the afternoon the young people were joined by Rangers legend Mark Hateley. The young people got the opportunity to act as journalists and participate in a “press conference” with the panel, where ex-professionals and Show Racism the Red Card coaches, Derek Ferguson and Greater Glasgow Police joined to answer questions about racism and how to create a fairer Scotland for All.
The young journalists asked some tough questions about the best ways to tackle racism but the panel did a great job of promoting the message that we all have a role to play in challenging racism.
Thank you to Rangers Football Club for allowing us to host a wonderful event at your stadium and a big thanks to Lorne Street School and St Constantine’s Primary School for attending this anti-racism event.