Bristol Rovers Community Trust were once again delighted to welcome the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ team to The Memorial Stadium last week, to host a free educational event for over one-hundred and fifty Primary School pupils.
Children from some of our partner schools took part in a wide range of workshops, aiming to educate the pupils on discrimination, racism, hate crime and how we can all tackle racism together within society.
We were also joined by Bristol Rovers Women's first-team player Layah Douglas and Bristol Rovers Community College student Adam Mugondi for a Question and Answer session on their opinions and personal experiences with racism.
Show Racism the Red Card provide educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Established in January 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
Bristol Rovers Women's FC, General Manager, said: “Everyone at Bristol Rovers Community Trust would like to thank SRTRC for hosting another fantastic educational event at The Memorial Stadium. I'd also like to thank Layah Douglas for volunteering her time to come and chat the pupils about her experiences with racism and how we can tackle it within our society.
Bristol Rovers and the 'Gas Girl's' will always stand alongside organisations like Show Racism the Red Card and Kick It Out! ”
Workshops are designed to be interactive and to help break down barriers and perceptions in society. Pupils learn about what racism is, how to report hate crime and the importance of respecting individuals regardless of ethnicity, religion, nationality and culture.
Seth Ejukwu from Show Racism the Red Card added: “We’d like more children to become ambassadors of anti-racism. By delivering our workshops and leading these discussions, we hope that children can learn about cultural diversity and take this knowledge with them into secondary school and beyond..”
Bristol Rovers Community Trust would like to thank the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ team for working with us once again and we fully support the message that they are trying to spread across Primary School’s.
To find out more about Show Racism the Red Card, please visit https://www.theredcard.org/