The team were thrilled to be part of the NASUWT Scotland Conference 2019 at the Marriot Hotel, Glasgow.
The two-day event saw hundreds of educators and teaching professionals pass through the conference which addressed pressing issues such as health and wellbeing, and violence and abuse in the workplace.
One topic that our team were keen to support NASUWT’s delegates with is the need for more anti-racism education at curricular level.
Delivering anti-racism education means that every day presents new opportunities and challenges. Whether pupils come from a range of backgrounds, are learning to perceive the world from another’s perspective or by providing advice to a teacher on how to respond to difficult situations, every workshop represents a chance to spread our message of equality and respect.
Likewise, visiting the NASUWT Scotland Annual Conference presented an opportunity to introduce teachers to our campaign, catch-up with those we have previously worked with and to hear from teachers from all across Scotland.
The conference was brimming with the kind of energy and enthusiasm that showcases the best of Scottish education. At our stall, we met teachers facing issues of racist bullying and slurs who were keen to learn about best practice and how anti-racism could be embedded into the curriculum.
We showcased our programme of events for the next year and some of our latest educational resources.
Our new posters focus on how to recognise, respond to and report racist incidents in schools. They are available here:
With the Scottish Creative Competition opening for submissions this September, Scotland’s Wear Red Day, and the Fortnight of Action both in October, as well as a brand-new initial teacher education collaboration with NASUWT starting this year, there have never been more opportunities to engage with Show Racism the Red Card.
Wear Red Day is our single largest fundraising event. On Friday 4th October 2019, thousands of pupils, teachers and individuals will wear something red to school, while thousands more at work, in football and in the community also join us in raising money and awareness for our work.
“The feeling from the NASUWT Scotland conference was a sense of an entire profession energised, empowered and keen to improve the lives of young people. This was clear from every minute of the meetings to every chat with the teachers at our stall. Show Racism the Red Card are enormously grateful to NASUWT for the opportunity and we are looking forward to working closer with this very supportive trade union.”
- Martin Lennon, Education Worker, Show Racism the Red Card Scotland