Derby County Community Trust joined forces with Show Racism the Red Card and Derby City Council to host our annual event for school children to take part informative and interactive workshops to understand how racism can take many forms, how to spot it and importantly help to stop it.
Children from seven primary schools were invited to Pride Park Stadium to learn more about the Show Racism the Red Card movement, listen to real life examples and how they could help prevent these from the Derbyshire Constabulary and CPS, and take part in a stadium tour too.
They were then asked to think of some questions that the day had prompted, and got to ask them to a panel of ex-professional players, current players and ambassadors of Show Racism the Red Card. They were: Michael Johnson, Derby County ex-player and club ambassador, ex-professionals Chris Iwelumo, Jason Lee and Kash Siddiqui, Deryb County Ladies Manager Samantha Griffiths and current player Emily Joyce and ambassador Tosca Fairchild.
The best questions were awarded Show Racism the Red Card and Derby County Football Club prizes, with the winning question being: ‘Why is racism called racism?’asked by Anna from Meadow Farm Primary School.
Gavin Lewis, Community Engagement Manager at Derby County Community Trust, said, “We’re proud to support the Show Racism the Card initiative as the message remains ever important – the younger we can educate chidlren the more the message stays with them”.