Students show racism the red card

Ffynone House students recently participated in a national poster campaign launched by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) with two students named winners in their respective age groups.

Year 7 pupil Keshvaa, and Year 8 student Elysia, were rewarded for their artistic efforts by SRtRC, which uses the world’s top footballers to educate people of all ages about racism and how to fight it. As well as holding a number of events in football clubs across the country, their work with the nation’s schools has helped to push anti-racism education into the mainstream.

As well as using the high-profile status of leading footballers, such as Thierry Henry, Samuel Eto’o and Wales’ very own Ryan Giggs, to get young people and adults talking about the issues surrounding racism, Show Racism the Red Card also provides a number of resources for schools, including school visits, workshops, competitions and case studies,” said Headteacher, Mr Michael Boulding.

The competition, which closed for registration back in February, welcomed anti-racism themed entries in all mediums, from artwork and creative writing to music and film.

The SRtRC School Competition 2016 provided a great opportunity for our school and students to get involved and it’s a bonus that two of our pupils have been announced as winners. We are really looking forward to getting involved again next year,” concluded Mr Boulding.