On Wednesday 3rd October 2018, Leyton Orient FC hosted an educational event for young people from local schools; run by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) which featured first team players, George Elokobi and Dean Brill, answering young people’s questions about racism and hate crime.
Pupils from local schools, Snaresbrook Primary and Newport Primary Schools came to The Breyer Group Stadium to take part in a workshop exploring racism and stereotypes which was run by former professional and SRtRC educator Francis Duku, before the panel Q&A in the afternoon.
Joining the panel to answer questions was SRtRC Honorary Patron and former Leyton Orient FC player Scott McGleish.
The event was part of a series of educational events organised by Show Racism the Red Card with football clubs in England to educate about racism.
SRtRC Chief Executive, Ged Grebby, said “It is great that Leyton Orient FC have supported SRtRC by hosting an educational event with us again. We have worked with Leyton Orient Trust for many years now to educate young people from the local area about racism.
“Clubs like Leyton Orient FC are helping us work with young people in a unique setting, listen to their views and educate about prejudice. We want to make sure if a young person experiences or witnesses racism they know what they can do about it.”
Howard Gould, Liaison Officer, Leyton Orient Trust, said “Leyton Orient was more than happy to host the Show Racism the Red Card primary school's workshop for what was our ninth consecutive season. Always informative and educational, its inter-active approach is also a huge highlight in its success and we've had nothing but a positive response since our association.”
A big thank you from all at SRtRC for Leyton Orient FC and Leyton Orient Trust’s support for SRtRC and anti-racism.