Rochdale AFC Community Trust held a Show Racism The Red Card (SRtRC) Event last week, educating and inspiring students from local schools through workshops and activities.
The event, which is an important part of the club’s ongoing anti-discrimination work, was designed to raise awareness and educate young people about the subject of racism.
The workshop is part of the Community Trust’s Premier League Primary Stars funded programme, which is aimed to engage, inspire and educate individuals through various activities and workshops
Over 60 children attended the event at Our Spot, where they were shown educational videos by the SRtRC team, as well as discussing stereotyping. The children also shared their thoughts and were gifted a packed goodie bag, courtesy of the SRtRC team.
The children were constantly engaged with questions being put out to them, creating a fantastic learning environment.
Dale’s first team players Devante Rodney and Toumani Diagouraga were also in attendance, speaking to the children about their experiences as well as taking part in a very engaging Q&A session.
After having a look inside and around the Crown Oil Arena, the children also got the opportunity to have pictures taken with the Dale duo in addition to getting their autographs.
“The event was fantastic,” commented the Primary Stars Team, who were at the event.
“It was great to see so many children engaged and asking questions about a serious topic and the players attending really helped by providing real life experiences.
“The SRtRC team were fantastic running the whole event, highlighting such an important subject as well as answering questions from the children.”
One school in attendance commented: “Thank you so much to the club and Community Trust for hosting the event. The children loved it and we’ve had some great feedback from both the children and their parents.”
Rochdale AFC Community Trust would like to thank All Souls CE, Holy Family RC and ST James C of E primary schools for taking the time to bring their pupils to the event, Devante and Toumani for coming down to the event and SRtRC for running the workshop.