Showing Racism the Red Card Posted on: 29 Mar 2018

The Academy recently took part in the national ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ (SRtRC) school competition.  The competition focused on pupils developing their knowledge of racism and how it affects the person being targeted by racial abuse and also how it affects their family members and friends.  In addition, the session also developed pupils knowledge of what racism is, who has been targeted, (e.g, football players) and why racism is not acceptable.

Whitburn Church of England Academy ran the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition across all of Key Stage 3 and 4; pupils were asked to produce anti-racism themed artwork, creative writing, a short film or music piece.

We were very proud to receive the news that out of 80,000 entries nationally, one of our very talented Year 9 pupils, Jack Pollock, won 1st prize in the Key Stage 3 Creative Writing Category.  Jack has subsequently been invited to Stoke City FC Stadium, Stoke-On-Trent on the 24th April 2018 to receive his prize at the Award Ceremony.  Jack’s winning entry was fantastic and we couldn’t be more proud of his efforts!