On Thursday 25th April, the Show Racism the Red Card team were at the Etihad Stadium for the Awards Ceremony of the School Competition 2019. The winners, along with their families and teachers, arrived in the Legends Lounge at the Etihad Stadium where the Awards Ceremony would take place. Before the Ceremony officially started, the young people were invited to go on a stadium tour, see their entries on display as part of an exhibition, get involved in some football skills with Mr Silky Skills (Richard Braithwaite), design a balloon with the balloon artist and they also had chance to grab a a photograph with a number of trophies including the Premier League trophy.
Once the young people had sampled the entertainment on offer it was then time to begin the Ceremony. A variety of special guests were invited up to the stage to hand out prizes to young people for their winning entries of artwork, creative writing and multi-media.
You can see all the images from the Awards Ceremony here.
Show Racism the Red Card's Chief Executive, Ged Grebby said: "It is fantastic that the Premier League Champions, Manchester City Football Club, agreed to host this year’s School Competition Award Ceremony.”
“The competition sees thousands of young people take part annually and it is such a a hard job for the judges to pick the winners from so many great entries. This year there were some wonderfully original entries and we would like to thank all of the teachers for promoting the competition in their schools.”
“SRtRC would also like to congratulate all the winners of the 2019 School Competition on their achievement. This event is a fantastic example of the hard work and commitment of thousands of young people and the enthusiasm that the SRtRC campaign inspires. Our colleagues and sponsors as ever, have been very generous in their continued support and backing of the event.”
England Manager and SRtRC Patron, Gareth Southgate OBE, said;
“This Awards Ceremony presents another opportunity to recognise and celebrate the tireless work of Show Racism the Red Card throughout schools across the country.
“Education is critical in the fight against discrimination and it’s great to see so many young people engaging in this competition in such an enthusiastic manner. I would like to congratulate all entrants for producing such a high level of work across all categories.”
The competition is sponsored annually by the National Education Union, UNISON, Unite the Union, GMB, The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), The Football Association (FA), Potts Print (UK) and Durham County Council. SRtRC are extremely grateful to all of the sponsors for their continued support.