The Show Racism the Red Card team visited The New Saints of Oswestry Town Football Club yesterday and gave two local Schools an educational workshop with the help of first team players Alex Darlington and Adrian Cieslewicz.
The Schools were Hafod Y Wern Primary School and Brynteg Primary School and both of the players were happy to support the event with Darlington adding, ‘We are fully behind the campaign and I know that all of our squad are completely against racism. It was a great workshop and it was good to see the children taking all the information in.’
The event which was held at The Venue was run by Jason Webber and his team, who talked to the enthusiastic children about the issues regarding racism in sport as well as racism in general.
The children also watched an engaging presentation on how people should ‘show racism the red card.’
They also watched a DVD during the workshop. The DVD was a general anti-racism resource suitable for all ages. It featured high profile footballers such as Thierry Henry, Derek Ferguson, Mustapha Hadji, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand, Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto’o talking about the issue alongside the experiences of young people.
“A Safe Place” DVD educates people about racism towards asylum seekers and refugees and also about Islamophobia which tackles racism towards Muslims. Each DVD comes with an education pack with discussion points and activities for teachers to use on the resource.
“Out of Site” education pack aims to educate on the topic of racism towards Gypsy, Roma and Traveller groups. Again, this resource includes relevant discussion points and activities.