Community Trust raise awareness of Take A Stand campaign
Swansea City AFC Community Trust’s Premier League Inspires project raised awareness of the Take A Stand campaign during an online abuse workshop at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera.
Part of the Kick It Out campaign, the digital Take A Stand initiative encourages people and organisations across the football community to take an action or make a pledge in the fight against discrimination.
Year nine pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera learned about the consequences of posting racial abuse online, how damaging and unacceptable it is, and how to challenge discrimination.
The young people at the workshop were also treated to a pre-recorded interview with Swans defender Ben Cabango, who consolidated these messages while offering his own advice on how to deal with racism and discrimination in sport and life in general.
Graham Smith, secondary education lead at the Trust, said: “We feel it is vital to deliver the important message that racism in any form is unacceptable and we need to take a stand against it.
“It’s been brilliant to see the pupils at Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera engage with the issue of racism and the harm it causes, responding positively to this Kick It Out campaign.
“Education is key to the fight against racism and we’re proud to be involved.”
The aim of Premier League Inspires is to use the power of Swansea City as a positive force to inspire young people to develop the personal skills and positive attitudes to succeed in life, in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.
To learn more about the Take A Stand campaign, click HERE.