The Education teams in England worked to collectively deliver a series of informative, creative workshops and events during July 2019.
90 hours of workshop activities, excluding assemblies and fun fitness sessions
1,850 young people participated
15 Primary schools
1 Secondary School
We have had a very varied month in July, reaching lots of young people and adults with anti-racism workshops and training. This included delivering 20 workshops into 8 schools reaching 580 pupils. Our team also enjoyed delivering workshops at Newcastle's Sikh Temple on Saturday 20 July 2019 to 30 children and young people. Feedback from those who had booked the sessions was great:
"A great course; kids received lots of information on how to deal with racism"
"Excellent course, well communicated and very knowledgeable. The trainer gave lots of key examples to back up his points"
We also had a road trip this month, delivering two whole school assemblies at a school in Lincolnshire on Monday 22 July to over 400 pupils. Despite the heat, there were some fantastic questions from pupils and some really great questions asked.
During this month, the team also completed the final sessions of our SEA Project training to pupils at Trinity Newbridge Academy and Portland College in Sunderland. The sessions were really well received by the pupils who attended, as demonstrated from the following comment added to our feedback evaluation:
"Really eye opening and enjoyed the sessions with very enthusiastic and knowledgeable leaders. Thank you"
Members of our team have delivered a number of Adult training sessions this month including a Teacher Training Session for teachers at Teach First, taxi drivers at Phoenix Taxis in Blyth and an Equalities and Anti-Racism Session for members of JET (Jobs, Education and Training) in Newcastle.
Along with one of our Education Workers, our Education Team Manager also attended a meeting of North Tyneside Youth Council to raise awareness of Show Racism the Red Card and highlight the range of work we are involved in. It was great to see so many enthusiastic young people involved in this and we look forward to continuing these links in the future. We were also invited to attend a fantastic Children's Rights Seminar in Newcastle organised by Labour Councillors from Newcastle City Council and Roma Access, a new Roma-led human rights organisation in the city. This event gave us the chance to share information with those in attendance and build important links to help us develop our workshops and resources for the future.
July also saw our Benefit Comedy Night held at The Stand in Newcastle. This was a hugely successful and very funny night featuring our very own Nic Mantalios-Thompson. Big thanks must go to The Stand for hosting and special thanks to all the acts for generously donating their time and making us laugh so much.
Members of the Education Team were also involved in staffing a SRtRC stall at the Durham Miner's Gala on Saturday 13 July . We raised money through generous donations and the sale of T-Shirts and we gave out thousands of goody bags to help spread the word. Thanks to everyone for coming along to say hello and to Unison for hosting our stall.
Our South East educators had a busy July in terms of the number of pupils we reached. They visited 7 Primary School, 1 Secondary School, delivered 1 Parent Workshop and 1 Teacher Training Workshop. The number of pupils reached came to 870 spread across 30 hours of workshops.
Some of the feedback received was:
"Excellent day! The children and staff who took part thoroughly enjoyed the way these lessons were taught"
"Leon and Sam did a great job and we are looking forward to booking another day for the next academic year"
"Great way of teaching pupils and staff about terminology which usually seems to be a grey area"
"Unfortunately we could only book this for our Year 4's, however we will be looking at booking you in again for our other year groups"