Say No to Racism Day
Last week, for ‘Say No to Racism Day’, the pupils at Cheadle Hulme Primary School joined the nation in wearing red to raise awareness and to remind everyone that we are all equal.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading Anti- Racism Educational Charity. Founded in 1996 with help from a donation from Shaka Hislop, Former Newcastle United Goalkeeper, who had experienced racial abuse. SRtRC uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.
Wear Red Day is a celebratory awareness day, which happens on the 20th October every year, where people are encouraged to wear red to show they are proud to be anti-racist.
The charity teaches that we all have a right and responsibility to call out racism, and not allow or enable it to happen.
Ryan Thompson, Head of School said ‘We are passionate about nurturing inclusive attitudes amongst all stakeholders, not least in our pupils as we ‘prepare them for a world we know and a world yet to be discovered’. Celebrating Wear Red Day, as part of Showing Racism the Red Card, is just one of the ways in which we do this. However, the team at Cheadle Hulme Primary School also recognise the importance of ensuring this work extends beyond one day each year and that the values and attitudes associated with Wear Red Day are rooted in our PSHE curriculum and the personal development of all children in our school’.
Alongside Wear Red Day, we studied the book ‘My Skin, Your skin’ written by Laura Henry-Allain MBE which contain age appropriate key messages to enhance the messages of Wear Red Day. My Skin Your Skin is a powerful book to help children and adults have meaningful discussions about race and anti-racism. Most importantly, the book empowers children to be the best versions of themselves; to have self-love, self-esteem and self-worth, irrespective of their skin colour.