Year 5&6 pupils from Holy Cross, Cabot and Blackhorse Primary Schools came to the Memorial Stadium to take part in a full-day educational event with SRtRC, Bristol Rovers FC and Bristol Rovers Community Trust.
Bristol Rovers FC players, Tom Lockyer and Ollie Clarke were able to join SRtRC patron and educator Steve Jenkins on a panel in the afternoon to answer young people’s questions about racism.
In the morning, the young people took part in a workshop about racism and stereotypes and a workshop about hate crime, as well as a look behind the scenes on a tour of the Memorial Stadium, thanks to Bristol Rovers Community Trust. The Y5&6 pupils were engaged by the workshops and really enjoyed the tour of the stadium.
Following lunch, everyone was able to see a screening of the new SRtRC educational film, which helped to get ready for the Q&A session with Tom, Ollie and Steve.
The questions were brilliant and lots of the audience wanted to participate. The panel did an excellent job of answering some thought-provoking questions. SRtRC provided some T-Shirts and mini-footballs for the panel’s favourite questions of the afternoon.
All of the young people were able to take away a SRtRC goody bag, which included the SRtRC magazine and some Bristol Rovers FC match-programmes, in addition to a SRtRC / Bristol Rovers FC poster, signed by Tom, Ollie and Steve.
SRtRC would like to thank Bristol Rovers FC and Bristol Rovers Community Trust for their continued support and helping to organise a memorable event. We will look forward to working with the club and Trust again soon.