Our WeAct group recently entered a competition called ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ following discussions within the group about the issue of race and diversity. This annual competition encourages young people to produce creative work with an original anti-racism theme, with thousands of young people joining entering pieces of art, song, writing and poetry.
Many in the group felt that ‘racism still happens in our community – it is important that we know we are a diverse country and welcome people from all backgrounds’. For their entry our students wrote a piece of poetry which they then performed, recorded and submitted in the multimedia category – we are delighted to announce that we have this week been informed that our entry is a winner!
The group will now attend an awards ceremony at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester later this month, hosted by Manchester City Football Club with live entertainment and a prize giving by current and former professional footballers.
We are very proud to be promoting equality and diversity across the academy and winning this award shows just how seriously our children view this societal issue. Our academy-wide approach aims to benefit all in our community by raising awareness of the impact that prejudiced views can have on people – it also unequivocally highlights that racist language and beliefs are not welcomed.
Well done to everyone involved – we can’t wait to see the pictures from the awards ceremony as we support this important campaign.