We joined over 90 pupils and teachers from Lorne Primary School and St. Mary’s Primary School at Easter Road, home of Hibernian Football Club.
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 in Easter Road’s Edinburgh Suite overlooking Hibs’ playing surface.
Our day began with a shared space briefing which reinforced that everyone’s beliefs and opinions were valued. This led to some important work challenging unconscious bias, as the pupils broke into smaller groups and engaged in discussion and some though-provoking activities with our sessional workers Chris Priestley and our own Hibs legend, Mickey Weir.
A short break followed and pupils received a tour of their local stadium, Easter Road, which is the fourth biggest stadium in the SPFL Premiership.
It was then time for the pupils to become reporters and journalists for the day. Joining us in our press conference activity was Stephen Mallan, Gael Bigirimana. The pupils were thrilled that the two Hibees stars had paid them a visit. They posed some very inquisitive questions to the panel which reflected the children’s abilities to challenge perceptions and stereotypes in the media.
A truly fantastic day was had by all. Thank you to Hibernian Football Club for hosting this Educational Club Event from Show Racism the Red Card, St. Mary’s Primary School and Lorne Primary School.