Show Racism the Red Card (Autumn 2020)
This term we are working with other local schools to raise awareness of racism.
As part of this work on Friday 16th October we supported Show Racism the Red Card Day by running a whole school virtual assembly and followed it up with a project in UKS2. For our school, we have chosen an art project that we run with our Y5 and Y6 children.
Each October Show Racism the Red Card holds its annual Wear Red Day! Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and unite against racism.
We all wore our red badges with pride; had a whole school virtual assembly and created our own designs for T-shirts "Say No to Racism".
9 winners from Y5/6 were chosen by judges. They had an opportunity to decorate their T-shirts with Mrs Stewart. We had so much fun and the T-shirts look fantastic!
This project was so popular… that we created a group of 10 children from current Y5/6 who are going to become our Equality Monitors. These children wanted to take an active part in the project. We have planned some training for them for the next 6 weeks. We are looking into different word definitions and slogans that can be upsetting and hurtful to others and looking into the history of racism. With their new-found knowledge, we believe that these children will have a positive effect on the playground. They will also be creating their own T-shirt designs and a winner will be chosen for the best design.
Odd Socks Day is an opportunity to encourage people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality and what makes us all unique!