Anti-Racism Education Club Event at Partick Thistle FC

We visited the Firhill Stadium for our annual event with the Jags.

Young people from Dunard Primary school attended the Firhill stadium to take part in our anti-racism educational club event with Partick Thistle FC for the day.

Show Racism the Red Card Education Workers Derek Ferguson and Gary McSwegan delivered a workshop in the morning to the young people educating them on the topic of racism and Islamophobia using interactive activities and discussions.

PC Stephen Canale from Greater Glasgow Police also delivered a Hate Crime workshop to young people, teaching young people about the Protected Characteristics and what a hate crime is.

Following on from the education workshops, young people had to prepare questions for the press conference at the event and get ready to ask their toughest questions to a panel of special guests.

In the afternoon pupils watched our educational DVD which gave them a last opportunity to obtain further knowledge on the topic before the question and answer session in our “press conference event”

Partick Thistle’s 2014 Player of the Year Aimee Gillan attended the event to take part in the press conference, joined by former Partick Thistle player Gerry Britton along with George Francis, Stephen Canale, Eddie Wolecki Black and Gary McSwegan.

Pupils now in the role of newspaper journalists were selected to ask questions, introduce themselves and the newspaper they “worked” for followed by their question.

The journalists posed some really challenging questions for the players and had clearly planned some well thought out questions.

We would like to the school for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event and providing the prizes for the pupils.

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Our club event at Partick Thistle FC  was funded by the Scottish Government.