Over 100 Year 5 pupils from Glendale Middle School, Ribbon Academy and Kenton Bar Primary School came to St James’ Park to take part in a full-day event with SRtRC and Newcastle United Foundation on Tuesday 7th May.
Everyone who attended was able to take part in workshops that looked at racism, delivered by Newcastle Foundation and hate crime, what it is and what we can do about it, from SRtRC. The young people also got the chance to have a tour of the iconic stadium, thanks to Newcastle United FC.
After a break for lunch, everyone came back together in the Moncur Suite to see a screening of the new SRtRC film and take part in a question and answer session with some special guests. Joining us to answer the young people’s questions about racism were Newcastle United Women’s goalkeeper, Michaela Raine and former NUFC players and SRtRC patrons, John Anderson, Olivier Bernard and Steve Howey. Cllr Peter Earley, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Learning at North Tyneside Council completed the panel.
There were some great questions from the young people who had thought hard about racism and discrimination throughout the day. SRtRC provided some T-Shirts and mini footballs as prizes for the panel’s favourite questions of the day and all the attendees were able to get a Newcastle United / SRtRC poster signed by the panel and take-away a SRtRC goody bag with them.
A big thank you from all at SRtRC to Newcastle United FC and Newcastle United Foundation for their support and help in organising the event and to everyone who attended. Thanks in particular to James Curtis and Graeme Barber from Newcastle United Foundation for their delivery on the day.