Bangor City Football Club have recently taken part in an educational event called ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ with pupils at Ysgol Treferthyr in Criccieth.
The children from years 4, 5 and 6 at the school, were educated on the topic of racism, using interactive activities and discussions.
One of the main tasks for pupils was to prepare an anti-racism ‘press conference‘ which involved the children researching racism in sport and society by reading newspapers and online blogs. From the information the children had gathered, they then prepared questions for the ‘press conference.’
Bangor City player Cai Owen attended the event to take part in the press conference. The 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 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 ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ goodie bag.
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK’s anti-racism educational charity and was established in January 1996. The organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.
The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 people each year.