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Show Racism the Red Card – Award Ceremony









Elmwood Infant and Nursery School win ANTI-RACISM SCHOOL COMPETITION supported by the Football community at Stoke City on Tuesday 24th April

Show Racism the Red Card’s campaign trail reached Stoke City on 24th April as it recognised its 68 winners of the largest equalities-themed competition for young people in the country. A poster made by 6 children in year 2 from Elmwood Infant School was awarded overall winner for their category.

The day was hosted by actor and presenter Lisa Rogers and saw the young people responsible for this year’s winning entries, gather at the Bet365 Stadium to meet representatives from Premier League club Stoke City and special guests from the world of football – as they were presented with prizes for their award winning entries.

Zoe Harris, Head Teacher of Elmwood Infants and Nursery School said:  “This award reinforces our commitment to celebrating cultural diversity and our Rights Respecting values for the children and the families in our community. We are very proud of our achievement.”

Lydia Addae-Asante, aged 7 years, said: “I felt proud of myself. We’re all different and it doesn’t mean we can be bullied because of the colour of our skin, the languages we speak and our religions.”

The competition has been running 18 years now and has seen young people produce truly inspirational work. This is the 10th year Elmwood Infants has won a prize in the competition engaging children, families, staff and governors in anti-racist education.

Show Racism the Red Card – 2018 Winners!

In February the whole school took part in a competition organised by the registered charity “Show Racism the Red Card” It was a powerful and fun way to engage the staff, governors, parents and children’s interest in anti-racism.

The charity’s aims are to enable young children to understand the causes and consequences of racism using professional footballers as anti-racist role models. At school we focused on celebrating cultural diversity and developing our school’s ethos, “We Are All Different, We Are All Special, and We Can All Achieve.”

A poster made by six children in Penguin class was entered into the national competition and has been awarded a prize.

The children have been invited to an Award Ceremony at Stoke City Football Club on Tuesday 24th April.

We are very proud to win this competition again for the ninth time and very excited about the award ceremony.