On Wednesday 24th October, Newcastle United FC hosted an educational event for young people from North-East schools Cragside, Cambois, St. Peter’s and St. Stephen’s Primary Schools.
Newcastle United Foundation worked in partnership with SRtRC to organise the event and were able to run one of the workshops in a carousel, which also included a workshop from SRtRC and a tour of St James’ Park. All the young people participated fully in the workshops and certainly enjoyed seeing behind the scenes of the famous stadium.
It was great preparation for the afternoon’s Q&A session, which included Newcastle United FC U-23 players Elias Sørenson and Adam Wilson, joining former NUFC players and SRtRC patrons John Anderson and Steve Howey, alongside SRtRC Youth Ambassador Isra Mohammed, answering young people’s questions about racism.
Just before the Q&A, the audience was able to see a screening of the new SRtRC film, which was well received.
The quality of questions from the young people was very impressive and the panel provided some thoughtful and insightful answers. Following the Q&A everyone was able to get a copy of the new SRtRC / NUFC poster and a goody bag to take away, Elias, Adam, John and Steve were happy to sign copies of the poster for all.
A big thank you to NUFC and Newcastle United Foundation for their ongoing support and to all of the young people and schools for attending and participating in a great event.