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Campaign Event Round-Up: Educational Events

Newcastle United Foundation hosting a Show the Racism the Red Card educational event for local KS2 and KS3 school children.

Show Racism the Red Card held several educational events at various Football clubs in March, April and May. Here’s a brief round-up of the events.

Middlesbrough FC:

The “Show Racism the Red Card” educational event with Middlesbrough FC was a resounding success. The club hosted a full-day program focused on promoting anti-racism and hate crime training for young people. The event began with engaging workshops where participants had the opportunity to learn about the impact of racism and how to combat it effectively. The sessions were led by our campaign workers who utilised interactive activities and discussions to encourage active participation from the young people.

 

Following the workshops, the young people were treated to a special stadium tour of Middlesbrough FC’s home ground. They had the chance to explore the facilities and experience the excitement of being inside a professional football stadium. This unique opportunity allowed them to connect with the sport and the club, fostering a sense of belonging and unity.

Middlesbrough FC Men and Women team players at the SRtRC Educational event.

 

In the afternoon, the event welcomed special guests who joined the young people for a Q&A session. These guests included former players, club officials, and representatives from “Show Racism the Red Card.” The panel discussion provided a platform for open dialogue, where the attendees could ask questions, share their thoughts, and gain valuable insights from the guests’ experiences. It was an empowering session that reinforced the importance of standing up against racism and promoting equality.

 

Notts County FC:

Notts County FC embraced the “Show Racism the Red Card” campaign by hosting a series of impactful educational events for young people. The Half-day program focused on educating participants about the detrimental effects of stereotype and racism, as well as equipping them with tools to challenge such behaviour in their communities.

 

The event kicked off with interactive workshops facilitated by Show Racis

m the Red Card campaign worker Fred Harms. The workshops utilised thought-provoking discussions, around stereotype and discrimination. The young people had the opportunity to share their perspectives, ask questions, and engage in meaningful conversations about racism and discrimination.

SRtRC ambassador Chris Freestone at the Notts County FC Educational event.

 

During the afternoon session, special guest joined the event to participate in a Q&A session with the young people. The panel consisted of former player Chris Freestone and Show Racism the Red Card campaign worker Seth Ejukwu. The Q&A session proved to be enlightening and inspiring, as the guests shared personal anecdotes, offered guidance, and encouraged the participants to become advocates for positive change.

 

Hull City:

Hull City Football Club demonstrated their commitment to tackling racism and promoting inclusivity by hosting an impactful “Show Racism the Red Card” educational event. The event aimed to provide young people with essential knowledge and skills to challenge racism and hate crimes effectively.

 

The day commenced with engaging workshops conducted by Show Racism the Red Card Campaign workers. These workshops explored various aspects of racism, its impact on individuals and communities, and strategies for combating discrimination. The participants were encouraged to share their thoughts, ask questions, and actively participate in the discussions. Through interactive activities and thought-provoking exercises, the workshops fostered empathy, understanding, and a sense of collective responsibility.

SRtRC Ambassador and Hull City FC Manager Liam Rosenior at the Hull City FC educational event

 

The young people were then treated to a memorable stadium tour, where they had the opportunity to explore Hull City’s home ground. This experience allowed them to connect with the club and the sport on a deeper level, further reinforcing the message of unity and inclusivity.

In the afternoon, The Hull City FC manager Liam Rosenior joined the event for a Q&A session with the young participants.

 

Newcastle United:

Newcastle United’s collaboration with the “Show Racism the Red Card” campaign proved to be a powerful platform for promoting anti-racism and hate crime training for young people. The event, held at the club’s prestigious St James’s Park, encompassed a full day of activities aimed at raising awareness and fostering inclusivity.

 

The day began with impactful workshops conducted by Show Racism the Red Card campaign workers. These workshops focused on educating the young people about the detrimental effects of racism and hate crimes, while also equipping them with the necessary tools to challenge such behaviour effectively. Through thought-provoking discussions, interactive exercises, and multimedia presentations, the young people were encouraged to critically analyse the impact of racism and discrimination on individuals and communities.

Newcastle United Foundation hosting a Show the Racism the Red Card educational event for local KS2 and KS3 school children.

 

As a special highlight, the participants were given the opportunity to explore the iconic Newcastle United stadium. They were taken on an immersive tour of the venue, getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the club’s rich history, and gaining a deeper appreciation for the sport. This unique experience not only heightened their enthusiasm for football but also fostered a sense of belonging and pride in the community.

 

In the afternoon, the event welcomed distinguished special guests who joined the young people for a Q&A session. These guests included former players Steve Howey, John Beresford MBE, NUFC Women team player Charlotte Pott, John Anderson and community leaders, Former Lord Mayors of Newcastle Habib Rahman and Karen Robinson, and current Lord Mayor Veronica Dunn, and representatives from “Show Racism the Red Card.” The panel discussion provided an invaluable platform for open dialogue, allowing the young people to engage in meaningful conversations about racism, ask questions, and share their thoughts. The guests shared personal experiences, offered guidance, and inspired the participants to become advocates for equality and positive change.

 

Newcastle United’s commitment to hosting this “Show Racism the Red Card” educational event demonstrated their dedication to eradicating racism and creating a more inclusive society. By providing young people with anti-racism and hate crime training, coupled with the chance to explore the stadium, and interact with influential figures, the event left a lasting impact on the participants. It empowered them to challenge prejudice, stand up against discrimination, and contribute to building a society that embraces diversity.

 

Thank you to everyone who made the events a success. Also, special thanks to the Show Racism the Red Card partners and supporters for the continuous support.

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Newcastle United Foundation hosting a Show the Racism the Red Card educational event for local KS2 and KS3 school children.

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