On Tuesday 13th November, Hull City AFC and Tigers Trust hosted an educational event for young people from local schools with SRtRC.
Year 5&6 pupils from Christopher Pickering, Biggin Hill and Collingwood Primary Schools came to the Airco Arena to take part in workshops from SRtRC which explored racism and stereotypes and hate crime. They also had the opportunity to take in a tour of the KCOM stadium and see behind the scenes, thanks to the Tigers Trust.
Richard Dexter, Primary School Partnership Manager at Tigers Trust, introduced the day and had some quiz questions about Hull City AFC for the early arrivals.
The young people participated readily in the workshops and contributed some great ideas in discussions and activities. The workshops were good preparation for the Q&A session in the afternoon with Hull City AFC legend, Dean Windass.
Following a break for lunch, the young people were able to see a screening of the new SRtRC film which provided some further ideas for questions.
Dean did a great job answering the questions and SRtRC and the club provided some prizes for the panel’s favourite questions. Chloe, Amy and Charlie all received a SRtRC T-Shirt and baseball cap and Hull City AFC medal, while Aisha received a ball signed by the Hull City AFC squad and medal. It was a hard job for the panel to pick their favourite questions, as the standard was very high.
All of the young people received a SRtRC goody bag, with magazine and Dean was happy to sign a copy of the new Hull City AFC / SRtRC poster for everyone.
The event received some press coverage on ITV Calendar.
A big thank you from all at SRtRC to Hull City AFC and Tigers Trust for their help and support in organising this event. We will look forward to working with Richard and the Tigers Trust team in the future.