Jenner Park pupils take part in anti-racism workshop
4:01pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
YOUNGSTERS from Jenner Park primary school recently met players from Glamorgan Cricket Club as part of an anti-racism educational workshop.
Pupils from the school, as well as Adamsdown Primary school, also toured the Welsh Cricket Museum at the Swalec Stadium.
The day was organised by the UK’s anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the RED Card (SRtRC) and was held during Glamorgan Cricket Club’s match against Gloucestershire on Wednesday, September 25.
SRtRC utilises the high-profile status of sport stars and clubs 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 sport stadiums.
The pupils explored the issues of racism in society and how to deal with these issues through interactive games and discussions. The pupils spent time during their lunch exploring the museum and learning about the history of cricket in Wales along with watching some of the match.
In the afternoon Glamorgan Cricket players John Glover, Huw Waters, Michael Reed and Stewart Walters supported the event by taking part in the “role play media conference”. The young pupils took on the role of newspaper journalists and asked questions to the players about racism in sport and society. The players shared their experiences of racism in cricket and society and provided advice to the young people and key messages on how to deal with it.
A pupil from Jenner Park primary school said: “I really enjoyed visiting the stadium and seeing some of the match. I learnt a lot of things about racism and now know how to stop racism and who to tell if I hear it. I enjoyed listening to the players talk about racism and getting my poster signed.”
SRtRC have produced an anti-racism squad poster with the club which all the pupils were fortunate enough to have signed by the players at the event. The poster can be downloaded at: www.srtrc.org/resources/team-poster-downloads
Campaign Worker Jason Webber added: “It was fantastic to hold our first event with Glamorgan Cricket and to see the young people so engaged with the players listening to their stories. Sport is a tool to engage with young people to discuss racism and the event proved to be a big success. SRtRC would like to thank the club for their support.”
To find out for information about the campaign visit www.theredcard.org and follow the campaign on Twitter @theredcardwales