Event aimed to challenge racism while also enabling children to develop relationships and respect the differences between people.
- Show Racism the Red Care are an anti-racism educational charity.
- Workshop aimed to teach children to challenge racism in society.
- Emmerson, Cedric and Kal attended the event as special guests.
More than 100 children from four local primary schools recently attended a Show Racism the Red Card event with Wigan Athletic’s FA Cup winning captain Emmerson Boyce and current first team players Cedric Kipre and Kal Naismith at the DW Stadium.
The session consisted of various educational workshops which aimed to teach children to challenge racism in their communities while also enabling them to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, culture or nationality.
Pupils from St Jude’s Primary School, St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Westfield Primary School and Chorley St James’ Primary School were present at the event, with Emmerson, Cedric and Kal joining as special guests for a Q&A activity about their experiences of racism and hate crime.
Kal said: “It’s a very important subject so educating children about the right and wrongs at such a young age is vital for them as they get older. People just need to start with themselves though and be good individuals with no hate in their hearts because that will be good for everyone.”
Rachel Williams, Year 5 teacher at St Jude’s Primary School, said: “It was great for our pupils to learn more about the different types of hate crime that happen in the world and for them to understand that everyone is equal and should be treated the same.
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