We surprised over 80 local pupils we have been working with from St. Anne’s Primary and Quarry Brae Primary by taking them to Celtic Park for their final anti-racism workshop.
As part of our Scottish Government equality unit programme, we rewarded the pupils for their successful learning over three workshops with a change of scenery at the home of the SPFL Premiership Champions 2018/19.
Building on the skills the pupils have developed over our three workshops in previous weeks, we learned how to safely challenge racism using the ‘5 D’s’: Directly Challenge; Distract; Delegate; Document and Delay.
The pupils then engaged in an important discussion on Hate Crime with PC Ian Kerr-Moore, highlighting the consequences and reinforcing the need to report any racist incident.
A short break followed with pupils and teachers being taken on a tour of the Celtic Park, from the trophy room, to the boardroom, the changing rooms and even a seat at the famous home dugout.
Our young people then become young journalists and reporters as all 80 pupils joined us in the Celtic press room to interview our Show Racism the Red Card coaches along with PC Ian Kerr-Moore of Police Scotland. The young people posed their questions to the panel which was based on their learning over all 4 workshops, reflecting the children’s abilities to challenge perceptions and stereotypes in the media.
An exciting and hugely successful day was had by all. Thank you to Celtic FC and Police Scotland for co-hosting one of our best educational club events yet.