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LATICS STAR SUPPORTS KICK IT OUT

22 January 2018

Noel Hunt visited St Oswald's Primary School on Monday afternoon.

  • Pupils discussed issues around bullying, racism and religion.
  • Kick It Out challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.
  • Noel Hunt - "The end goal is to get everyone thinking the same."

Children from a Wigan primary school broadened their knowledge of equality and diversity at an educational workshop with Kick It Out this afternoon.

First team star Noel Hunt attended the event at St Oswald’s Primary School in Ashton, with Year 5 pupils learning about topics such as bullying, racism and religion.

Noel said: “The biggest challenge we face is to try and eradicate racism completely and hopefully one day we’ll be able to do that. The end goal is to get everyone thinking the same and it’s important we educate our children and they educate their children so they know we’re all equal.”

Latics are holding their designated Kick It Out fixture at this weekend’s Emirates FA Cup fourth round clash against West Ham United at the DW Stadium.

Emily Gallagher, Year 5 pupil at St Oswald’s Primary School, said: “The session was brilliant because it taught us about the things we can say and the things we can’t say in society. I feel a lot more comfortable now having done the workshop and it was amazing to meet Noel, he was really nice.”

Kick It Out work throughout the football, educational and community sectors to challenge discrimination, encourage inclusive practices and campaign for positive change.

The club will be promoting its Together programme of equality and diversity in the lead up to the game against the Hammers, which will highlight the positive work of Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium.

Please click here to view Kick It Out's website.

Wigan Athletic Football Club, Wigan Athletic Community Trust and the DW Stadium are committed to respecting and promoting equality and diversity across all its activities through ‘Together’.

For more information about ‘Together’, please click here.


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