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Show Racism the Red Card – Anti-Racism Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Throughout the UK
Key StagesKS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by the provider

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Show Racism the Red Card is the UK's leading anti-racism educational charity.

We provide educational workshops, training sessions, multimedia packages, and a whole host of other resources, all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. Established in January 1996, the organisation utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to publicise its message. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year. 


Workshop Aims

  • To educate young people about the causes and consequences of racism and to explore the various forms racism can take.

  • To empower young people to challenge racism in the communities in which they live, providing them with relevant knowledge and information to enable them to do this.

  • To help young people prepare to play an active role as citizens in an increasingly multi-cultural society.

  • To enable young people to develop good relationships and respect the differences between people, regardless of their ethnicity, faith, culture or nationality.


Our educational film and guidance are sent to the school ahead of the visit to allow students to undertake preparatory activities. Schools also return a pro-forma to highlight any particular issues that they wish to be covered.

Our workshops are fully participatory and interactive. Students take part in a range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic activities designed to build empathy and understanding and to encourage discussion and critical thinking. Participants work independently and in groups to fully explore the issues. Initial workshops provide an introduction to the subject of racism. Workshops focus on the following: Anti-Muslim hatred, anti-Immigrant sentiment, racism toward Black and other minority groups and anti-gypsyism.

Please note that our workshops are suitable for both primary, secondary and special needs provision and content is tailored accordingly.

.‘Football and Fitness’ sessions can also be delivered alongside the classroom workshops by ex-professional footballers. The sessions take place in mixed groups with an emphasis on teamwork and supporting each other. Young people wear Show Racism the Red Card bibs and prizes are given out for enthusiasm and participation. We have found that the football sessions and presence of ex-professional footballers increases the enjoyment and participation of the young people and their engagement with the anti-racism message.

Copies of our educational films and resources are provided to the school to allow teachers to continue working around the theme of combating racism and racist bullying. The education pack contains 21 pages of activities and discussion points proven to stimulate debate and promote understanding, complete with learning outcomes, age group suitability and curriculum links.

By the end of our workshops young people will have:

  • A better understanding of what racism is and how it impacts on individuals (targets & perpetrators) and society

  • An increased awareness of the responsibility to challenge racism & how this can be done

  • An increased awareness of critical thinking and its usefulness in challenging stereotypes and recognising media bias

  • More knowledge about appropriate/inappropriate terminology relating to ethnicity

As our workshops involve participation and discussion we prefer to work with individual classes and visit a school for a whole day; however we are happy to speak at a whole school assembly in addition to this if appropriate.

If your school is in a local authority area which doesn’t fund our service, a quote can be sent to you by completing our online booking form with your requirements. The school will receive:

  • Show Racism the Red Card workshops

  • Fun football fitness sessions delivered by ex-professional footballers

  • Football team posters, magazines and stickers for each pupil

  • A DVD and education pack


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