Pupils were show­ing racism the red card

Rutherglen Reformer - - Cathkin Reformer -

Cathkin High ar­ranged for the Red Card char­ity to de­liver a pro­gramme of anti-racism at the school.

The char­ity aims to teach young peo­ple about the dan­gers of racism and how to chal­lenge it safely.

Sec­ond year pupils were in­volved in work­shops with help from ex-Rangers, Hearts and Scot­land midfielder Derek Fer­gu­son, and ex-Hiber­nian winger Michael Weir, who took a fit­ness ap­proach to the is­sue, bring­ing in their ex­pe­ri­ences from their football days.

Dur­ing the class ses­sions stu­dents learned about the mis­lead­ing in­for­ma­tion and stereo­types in the media.

The pro­ject fo­cused on the four key groups sub­ject to racism or in­equal­ity, which where: re­li­gion, na­tion­al­ity, skin colour and cul­ture.

This pro­ject taught pupils a lot they didn’t know about racism.

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