We recently reported that our WeAct group had received an award through the organisation ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ for a piece on poetry they wrote, performed and recorded on the issue of equality and diversity.
At the end of April the group were invited to the amazing Etihad Stadium in Manchester to receive their award alongside other young people from schools and academies throughout the country. The ceremony was attended and hosted by celebrities from the world of football, TV and from politics, including the Mayor of Manchester Andy Burnham.
Our students received their award from Chris Kamara and were sat alongside former England international footballer Trevor Sinclair as they watch others pick up their well deserved awards. All enjoyed a fabulous eye-opening day as they listened to speeches from key figures in the football industry about racism and equality, had the opportunity to meet some famous faces, and were treated to a tour of Manchester City’s impressive stadium including the chance to get pitchside and sit in Pep Guardiola’s seat in the dugout!
This annual competition encourages young people (years 1-10) to produce creative work with an original anti-racism theme, with thousands of young people joining entering pieces of art, song, writing and poetry and there was some beautiful artwork on show.
Well done once again to all involved.