The Show Racism the Red Card team were delighted to be able to visit Celtic FC on Friday 8th June to deliver an anti-racism educational event with local pupils from Quarry Brae Primary and St Anne’s Primary
The event was the final day of a programme of anti-racism workshops that the young people had been participating in. Prior to the day at Celtic Park the SRtRC education team had visited Quarry Brae Primary and St Anne’s Primary to deliver 3 separate workshops to each school looking at what racism is, why people move around the world and Islamophobia, and how to safely challenge racism.
The event at Celtic FC brought the young people together to celebrate the work they had being doing in class and to learn how to effectively challenge racism. The young people also received a workshop on campaigning against racism by Sarah Wiktorski from the STUC. The young people were also treated to a tour of the stadium.
After a packed morning the young people then had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to a guest panel.
The panel consisted of Josephine Giard, Chloe Craig and Colette Cavanagh who all play for Celtic WFC. They were joined by Sarah Wiktorski from the STUC and Show Racism the Red Card coach and ex – professional football player Michael Weir.
Nicola Hay Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop. We are also thrilled that Celtic FC Women's First Team stood with us to highlight the intersectional nature of inequality.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“Celtic FC are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to their local stadium to learn about anti-racism and gender equality with strong role models.”