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18th February 2020

Jenner Park and St Cyres Schools show their support at show Racism the Red Card Event

BY: Nathan Spackman

Pupils from Jenner Park and St Cyres schools were recently joined by the leader and deputy leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council for a workshop hosted in partnership with the charity, Show Racism the Red Card.

Cllr Neil Moore and Cllr Lis Burnett took part in the morning session, which saw the youngsters discuss what racism is and why people may discriminate against one and other.

The students were then tasked with writing a newspaper article recalling incidences of racism, both historic and more recent.

For the afternoon session, Barry Town and Cwmbran Town players, Kayn Mclaggon and Sean Wharton, took part in a special Q&A session. They were joined by Youth Champion and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Arts and Culture, Cllr Kathryn McAffer.

Lis and Neil with Sean Wharton

During the Q&A, pupils posed questions to the trio. These included whether Kayn and Sean had themselves been victims of or had witnessed racial abuse, and what to do if they were faced with racism.

Prizes were given for the best questions.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore said: “We continue to value our partnership with Show Racism the Red Card. The work they do helps ensure that our children are educated about racism, and that they grow up understanding that people of all skin colours and nationalities deserve to be treated equally and with respect.

“The pupils were all incredibly engaged and contributed well to the sessions, they all agreed they’d learnt something new.”

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