We visited the Welsh Premier League champions The New Saints FC for our first Educational club event of the 2018-19 season.
Young people from Brynteg Community Primary and Rhosymedre Primary school attended Park Hall to take part in our educational club event for the day.
Education Worker Eryl Jones delivered a workshop in the morning to the young people educating them on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
Pupils prior to attending the ground at school were set a task to prepare for the afternoons anti-racism “press conference”.
Pupils had to create a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society. Pupils also were required to read newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
From the information they had learnt they had to prepare questions for the press conference at the event to help produce their article for their newspaper after the event.
In the afternoon pupils watched our educational film, which gave them a last opportunity to obtain further knowledge on the topic before the question and answer session in our “media / press conference event”
TNS FC manager Scott Ruscoe, assistant manager Steve Evans and players Christian Seargeant and Ryan Brobbel attended the event to take part in the press conference.
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 researched and planned some well thought out questions.
The prize winners for asking the best questions won bowling tickets, along with a SRtRC goodie bag.
Every pupil that attended also had a match voucher for The New Saint’s match on Saturday against Connah’s Quay Nomads in the Welsh Premier League.
When the pupils return to school they will use all the information they had learnt at the event along with the responses from the players to write and design their article.
We would like to the schools for attending the event and the club for working in partnership to host the event and for providing the prizes for the pupils.
Our educational club events are funded by the Football Association of Wales.
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