Show Racism the Red Card worked in partnership with Wigan Athletic FC Community Trust and Wigan Athletic FC to organise an educational event for young people from local schools. Pupils from St Cuthbert’s, St Jude’s, Westfield and Chorley St James primary schools were able to come to the DW stadium and take part in a morning of workshops.
SRtRC ran workshops with activities exploring racism and stereotypes and hate crime and thanks to WAFC Community Trust, the year 5 pupils were also all able to take in a tour of the stadium. The young people participated in all the workshops enthusiastically and contributed some excellent ideas in discussions.
Wigan Athletic FC kindly provided lunch for all the young people and staff attending, which was brilliant.
After lunch, all the young people got back together and were able to see a screening of the SRtRC film. The workshops and the film gave the audience some great ideas for questions to ask the panel of special guests.
Joining us were Wigan first team players Cedric Kipre and Kal Naismith, former WAFC captain Emmerson Boyce and Chester FC midfielder Craig Mahon. The panel did a great job answering young people’s questions, sharing their experiences and offering advice about how to deal with racism.
The panel selected three questions as their favourites and the young people who asked them received SRtRC T-Shirts and mini-footballs. All of the young people were able to get autographs from the panel and take home some SRtRC goodies.
SRtRC would like to thank Wigan Athletic FC and Wigan Athletic Community Trust for their excellent support for this event and for the campaign. It was a great day and we look forward to working with the club and Trust again soon.