Red Card to Racism Workshops
After a huge delay due to COVID restrictions, we are delighted to say that on the 17th June 2021, Years Four, Five and Six will taking part in workshops facilitated by the excellent organisation ‘Red Card To Racism’. Our original dates were booked in January and so it is fantastic that we have been able to rearrange this informative and necessary opportunity. Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity established in 1996. They work in schools throughout England, Scotland and Wales delivering anti-racism workshops to more than 50,000 young people every yea. We have worked with this charity for a number of years and previous classes have found their workshops tremendously powerful. Please click on the link below if you would like to find out more or see how to support this charity.
The workshops aim:
- To educate young people about the causes and consequences of racism and to explore the various forms racism can take.
- To empower young people to challenge racism in the communities in which they live, providing them with relevant knowledge and information to enable them to do this.
- To help young people prepare to play an active role as citizens in an increasingly multi-cultural society.
- To enable young people to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, culture or nationality.
The workshops are fully participatory and interactive. Our students will take part in a range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities designed to build empathy and understanding and to encourage discussion and critical thinking.
By the end of the workshops are pupils will gain:
- A better understanding of what racism is and how it impacts on individuals (targets & perpetrators) and society
- An increased awareness of the responsibility to challenge racism & how this can be done
- An increased awareness of critical thinking and its usefulness in challenging stereotypes and recognising media bias
- More knowledge about appropriate/inappropriate terminology relating to ethnicity
At St. Stephen’s our priority is to ensure our children leave the school gates as kind, empathetic, brave and helpful individuals and we believe these workshops and the learning we discuss in Relationships and Health and throughout the school week will help aid our determination in this.