Swansea City Show Racism the Red Card
Swansea City recently hosted an educational club event with Show Racism the Red Card Wales at the Liberty Stadium, which pupils from Terrace Road Primary and Cwm Glas Primary schools attended.
Opened by Show Racism the Red Card’s Education Officer, Steve Jenkins, the workshop educated the young people on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
Pupils created a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society before reading newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
Using the information they had learned, the pupils then prepared questions for a press conference question and answer session with Swansea City players Kyle Naughton and Yan Dhanda, club ambassador Lee Trundle and Swansea City Ladies player Kelly Adams.
Acting as newspaper journalists, the pupils were selected to ask the players questions and introduce themselves and posed some thought-provoking questions.
Prize winners Lewys and Lexi won a signed Swansea City shirt and ball and a Show Racism the Red Card goodie bag for asking the best questions.
Upon returning to school, the pupils used the information learnt at the event to write and design newspaper articles.
“The event was a big success with over 60 young children learning about racism in sport and society,” said Show Racism the Red Card’s Campaign Co-ordinator, Jason Webber.
“We had some great feedback from teachers and pupils on the day about the impact the event and players had on the pupils.”