‘Show Racism the Red Card’ Day
Today the children and adults of Aintree Davenhill chose to wear red to ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.
Show Racism the Red Card is the UK's leading anti-racism educational charity. Established in January 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
During some of our assemblies (as part of Black History month) we have focused on racism and explored what it looks like using a selection of carefully chosen texts and through discussion. This week and last week, we shared Racism and Intolerance by Louise Spilsbury (which can be found using the following link https://youtu.be/ZlKVbll_pY0. It contains carefully researched text and striking illustrations that helped the children to understand the many difficulties that children may face in the world today. Together, we considered questions such as, "What does it mean to be a racist or intolerant?" and "How can we help?" The children listened intently and were very mature and considered in their responses. We also looked at some key historical figures that faced prejudice in the past and how they overcame it with determination and bravery. Key Stage One children learned about Mary Seacole and Key Stage Two children about Nelson Mandela.
Our assemblies this week have focused on many of our school values including equality, determination, courage, inspiration and respect.
If you’d like to discuss Black History Month further at home with your child, the following links will be a good starting point…