Show Racism the Red Card
Pupils from Timmergreens Primary and Lady Loan Primary attended Arbroath FC on Wednesday 13th March for a day of Show Racism the Red Card Scotland activities. This is the first time the charity has visited Arbroath for an educational event with primary pupils.
The day was designed to promote messages of equality and respect, allowing the young people to explore their views and knowledge about racism in a safe environment.
The young people took part in workshops in the morning exploring the meaning of racism and the consequences of stereotyping. They also discussed acceptable and unacceptable language, and learned about a refugees story. This was followed by a tour of Arbroath FC, the young people even got to enjoy a kick about on the pitch!
During the afternoon session the pupils were joined by Club Chairman Mike Caird and goal keeping coach Robert Douglas who made up the panel for a Q and A session along with Derek Ferguson from SRtRC.
The pupils had the opportunity to act as media journalists as part of a role play activity and posed some tough questions to the panel who were able to reiterate positive messages of equality and respect.
Jordan Allison Campaign Manager, Show Racism the Red Card, said:
“The dangers of racism are significant and education is vital in order that young people can recognise these and other forms of discrimination and be equipped to safely challenge them as they grow and develop.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.
“Arbroath FC are strong supporters of the campaign and it is great to be able to bring local pupils along to their local club to learn about anti-racism with strong role models.”
Arbroath Chairman, Mike Caird, said:
“Arbroath FC is a community club and we were delighted to welcome local pupils from Timmergreens Primary and Lady Loan Primary to Gayfield on Wednesday to a special educational event by Show Racism the Red Card Scotland.
This is a campaign that Arbroath FC firmly support and we believe it is vitally important that the children learn about anti-racism, equality and respect from strong role models in their growth and development whilst at school.”
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