We joined just under 90 pupils and teachers from Mount Florida Primary School and St. Brigid’s Primary School at the National Stadium, Hampden Park.
As part of our Scottish Government ‘Tackling Contemporary Racism’ programme, we surprised the local pupils for their excellent achievements over our three educational workshops with a change of scenery inside Hampden Park for our final workshop with them.
The pupils arrived and their day began with a shared space briefing from Chris allowing everyone to understand the importance of respecting the group’s beliefs, This was followed by some important activities challenging sources of prejudice, as the pupils broke into smaller groups and engaged in discussion with Chris, Derek and Dumie.
Mount Florida Primary and St. Brigid’s Primary then broke into smaller groups and were taken on a tour of the Scottish Football Museum within Hampden. The museum houses around 2,500 exhibits across 14 galleries.
It was then time for the pupils to become journalists and reporters for the day. The 90 pupils and teachers joined us in the Hampden press conference auditorium to interview our Show Racism the Red Card coaches along with PC Stephen Canale of Police Scotland. The young people posed their questions to the panel which was based on their learning over the 4 sessions, reflecting the children’s abilities to challenge perceptions and stereotypes in the media.