Flashing a red card at racism
SCHOOL pupils showed the way forward last week when they visited Methil to give their backing to an anti-racism and bigotry campaign.
Pupils from Markinch and Milton of Balgonie Primary Schools attended East Fife FC’s Bayview stadium for a Show Racism the Red Card event, organised in partnership with the local Division Two side.
The event featured three educational workshops in the morning promoting anti-racism, anti-sectarianism and overall messages of equality and respect.
During the afternoon session, Show Racism the Red Card screened its new anti-racism educational film, which features some of the game’s greatest players – Thierry Henry, Ryan Giggs, Rio Ferdinand and Didier Drogba.
Guests on the day included East Fife first team players, ex-professional and Show Racism the Red Card coaches Derek Ferguson, Gary MacKay, Michael Weir and Steven Bell, with Fife Council’s education officer, Ken Keighren.
Amanda Peebles of Show Racism the Red Card said: “East Fife FC is a great supporter of Show Racism the Red Card. “This kind of work equips young people to deal with racist and sectarian attitudes and behaviours.
“Schools in the area are very keen to engage with the campaign and the young people we have worked with are very positive about it.” 3912253
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