On Wednesday, November 22nd, the Bristol Rovers Community Trust proudly hosted a Show Racism the Red Card workshop at The Memorial Stadium, welcoming pupils from Blackhorse Primary School and Ashley Down Primary School. The event aimed to empower students with knowledge about stereotypes, hate crimes, and effective ways to challenge racism, should they encounter it.
The engaging workshops, facilitated by the dedicated team at Show Racism the Red Card, provided a platform for open discussions on important topics surrounding racism. Students actively participated in activities designed to foster understanding, empathy, and a sense of unity among the diverse group in attendance.
A notable highlight of the day was the presence of esteemed guests, including Bristol Rovers first-team player and Community Trust Inclusion Ambassador, Grant Ward. Alongside him were Layah Douglas, Show Racism the Red Card Ambassador and key player for Bristol Rovers Women's FC, and Kye Dudd, the Cabinet member for Waste, Energy, Climate & Ecology and Councillor for Southmead CWU Bristol.
Bristol Rovers Community Trust remains committed to fostering an inclusive environment, using the power of football to bring people together and drive positive social change. Events like the Show Racism the Red Card workshop play a pivotal role in educating and empowering the next generation to create a more tolerant and inclusive society.