Vale of Glamorgan youngsters out to give racism the boot.THE Vale of Glamorgan Council The Vale of Glamorgan Council is the governing body for the Vale of Glamorgan, one of the Principal Areas of Wales. Electoral divisions
The county is divided into 23 electoral wards returning 47 councillors. is continuing its support of a national initiative to tackle racism and highlight problems caused by racial abuse.
Thanks to sponsorship from the council, the charity, Show Racism the Red Card Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC) is a campaign in Britain to stamp out racism from British society as well as association football. It is a member of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network. , has delivered anti-racism workshops and football coaching sessions to pupils at infant, primary and secondary schools in the county.
Show Racism the Red Card was established in January, 1996, with the aim of using professional footballers as anti-racist role models.
Delivered by Leroy Rosenior, the former QPR, Bristol City, Charlton, West Ham and Fulham player, and Gary Bennett, ex-Cardiff City, Sunderland and Carlisle, the latest workshops at Rhws Primary School were filmed by television channel G-Sports where Rosenior is a presenter and pundit.
Rhws children later joined pupils from Barry and Bryn Hafren comprehensives and Gwenfo Church in Wales The Church in Wales (Welsh: Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru) is a member Church of the Anglican Communion, consisting of six dioceses in Wales. primary at Ninian Park where Leroy, Gary and Cardiff City players Jay Bothroyd and Gabor Gyepes were asked about personal experiences of racism.
The pupils were rewarded for their input with posters and prizes and, as well as meeting Welsh Assembly Minister for Heritage Alun Ffred Jones Alun Ffred Jones (born 1949) is a Welsh politician and member of Plaid Cymru. Jones was the National Assembly for Wales Member for Caernarfon 2003-07 and for the newly created Arfon constituency since the National Assembly for Wales election, 2007. , watched a new film from Show Racism the Red Card featuring many current and former soccer stars.
Rhws primary teacher Kelly Toshack said: "The workshop really grabbed the attention of the pupils who received a good insight into racism. They thoroughly enjoyed the day."
Barry Comprehensive's Mark Hutton said: "This was an excellent event and the pupils certainly left with new ideas and something to think about."
Cabinet member for human resources and equalities Cllr Janice Charles said: "I am pleased the council is supporting this important campaign.
"Involving youngsters in these kinds of initiatives means we can raise awareness and, hopefully, halt the spread of racism."
KICKING OUT RACISM: Cardiff City stars Jay Bothroyd, left, and Gabor Gyepes