Article reproduced from the Show Racism the Red Card website: www.theredcard.org
We held our annual Educational club event with Welsh Premier League side Bangor City FC at Ysgol Treferthyr with young people from year 4, 5 and 6.
Campaign Coordinator delivered a workshop to the young people educating them on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
Pupils prior to attending the ground at school were set a task to prepare for the afternoons anti-racism “press conference”.
Pupils had to create a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society. Pupils also were required to read newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
From the information they had learnt they had to prepare questions for the press conference at the event to help produce their article for their newspaper after the event.
Bangor City player Cai Owen attended the event to take part in the press conference.
Pupils now in the role of newspaper journalists were selected to ask questions, introduce themselves and the newspaper they “worked” for followed by their question.
The journalists posed some really challenging questions for the players and had clearly researched and planned some well thought out questions.
The prize winner for asking the best questions was Liam who won match tickets for a Bangor City match along with a SRtRC goodie bag.
Pupils will use all the information they had learnt along with the responses from the player to write and design their article.
We would like to the school for hosting the event and the club for working in partnership and for providing the prize for the pupil.
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Updated 16:12 - 3 Dec 2017 by Kevin Owen