SRtRC returned to Brunton Park for an educational event with young people from local schools, organised in conjunction with Carlisle United FC and Carlisle United FC Community Sports Trust.
Year 5 & 6 pupils from Thursby Primary, Westfield Primary and Monkwray Junior Schools were able to come to the stadium on Tuesday 7th Feb to take part in an educational workshop, that explored stereotypes and where they come from and a definition of racism.
The young people were also able to put their questions about racism to a panel of special guests, including CUFC first team players George Waring and Jamie Devitt, following a screening of the SRtRC film.
Jamie and George were happy to meet the young people and answered their questions about racism thoughtfully. Pupils were keen to know if they had experienced racism and what their advice would be to someone who does.
SRtRC provided some prizes for the most interesting questions of the afternoon and it was a tough choice as there were so many good ones. Three were selected and received a SRtRC mini-football and T-Shirt
· Kenzie – “Will racism ever stop?”
· Ellen – “If someone was racist who was black would that be OK?”
· Evie – “If a team mate was too frightened to the tell the referee when racism happened, what would happen then?”
All of the young people had the opportunity to take away a SRtRC goody bag with a copy of the Carlisle United FC/SRtRC poster signed by George and Jamie.
SRtRC would like to thank all of the schools involved in the day, Carlisle United FC and CUFC Community Sports Trust and of course, Jamie Devitt and George Waring for their support.
The campaign has worked with the club and community trust for a long time now and we look forward to our next visit to Brunton Park!