Thursday, 13 May 2010

This afternoon I attended the 'Show Racism the Red Card' event at Elland Road...

The event had been organised by Jo Wallis one of the campaign workers for this important initiative and involved about 150 young people from Cottingley Primary School, Ingram Road Primary School, Hugh Gaitskell Primary School and St Anthony's Catholic Primary School who were great! The children were involved in some workshops and had the opportunity to talk to Gary Bennett, Olivier Bernard and Brian Deane, former England international footballer.

It was a great afternoon and it reminds us that we all must continue to work to create a fairer, safer and more equal world; a world where bullying, racism, intolerance and prejudice have no place. These great events connect that important agenda with sport to engage young people and develop positive attitudes and challenge negative stereotypes. You can visit their website for a write up of the session at

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