Our team in Wales this week have delivered inclusive workshops at Maes Derw – a purpose built school environment located on the outskirts of Swansea.
Maes Derw is managed by the Local Authority service, as a “pupil referral unit” with Welsh Government and the Department for Education. Providing education for pupil’s with SEBD or SEMH needs with the aim for reintegration into mainstream or special schooling, or entry into further education or employment.
Show Racism the Red Card are keen to offer our services to all young people to provide inclusive, open workshops providing the opportunity to take part in interactive activities, ask questions and develop their anti-racism education.
Gina Webb, Primary ‘Team around the family’ quoted:
“As planned Tom Knight visited us here at Maes Derw today. All staff were amazed by his ability to keep our pupils engaged the whole time. He was amazing! He picked on cues when some were getting restless and met their needs instantly by getting them on their feet. He instantly gaged what would keep our pupil’s interest and where he might lose them. He valued all pupil’s answers and opinions even when they had answered incorrectly, he appeared natural in giving them the correct answer by expanding on what they had said. This made our pupils feel valued and relaxed enough to keep participating.
Already today staff have reported that they witnessed, pupils who attended being anti-racists. From today not just our pupils but our staff are now more equipped to challenge and educate pupils in an attempt to SHOW RACISM the RED CARD.
On behalf of Primary staff at Maes Derw I would like to say a big thankyou to Tom because without his approach and understanding of our pupils needs, it may not have been as successful.”
Our educator Tom felt the school was open and welcoming and looks forward to developing a longer term partnership. We are proud to share the feedback that has been received and encourage all referral units to contact SRtRC if they would like anti-racism training for their pupils or staff.