On the 1st November 2021, Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) invited 60 young people from 5 different primary schools across Rotherham to attend a Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) workshop at the New York Stadium.
The event, hosted by RUCST, consisted of educational workshops around Hate Crime, Anti-Racism, Ally-ship and a Q&A session.
Young people from Wales Primary School, Thrybergh Fullerton, Eastwood Village, Trinity Croft and Kilnhurst St Thomas shared their views and opinions on racism in an interactive and safe environment. Schools involved also took part in a question and answer session with club captain Richard Wood and Professional Football Association (PFA) and former professional footballer Jason Lee.
Seth from Show Racism The Red Card said:
“It is always great to partner with Rotherham United FC and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust to deliver our educational event. We were really impressed with how the young pupils engaged with all the activities. They enjoyed taking part and learnt a lot about what racism is and how to deal with racial incidents.
The event showcased how important it is as a community that young people, especially from a young age understand the differences in society, race, religion and our schools.”
Lucy Harley from Wales Primary School said:
“The staff and children were buzzing when they got back to school. They are very keen to do a whole assembly to share their knowledge. Staff said it was really well organised, interesting and pacy – they couldn’t fault the whole day”.
As a trust and football club, our aim is to educate individuals on the effects of racism in our community and do all we can to eradicate it from football and society.
If you’re interested in RUCST delivering a Anti-Racism workshop or project at your school please contact Jonathan Gilberthorpe on 01709827767 or firstname.lastname@example.org