INSPIRATIONAL children at Woodrow First School have been showing racism the red card – in a special project which has seen huge support from the wider community.
The theme was drawn from the Royal Society of Arts and its programme of developing social action among pupils.
Last year Year 4 children at the school tackled homelessness and forged close links with Redditch Nightstop.
This time round, and taking a lead from football’s efforts to ‘show racism the red card’ the youngsters, learnt all about leading figures like Rosa Parkes, Dr Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and, bringing the project right up to date, George Floyd.
The children directed and produced a video on the subject featuring all the form pupils and then took it all a stage further by laying down their own track and writing the lyrics for their own rap on the subject.
Last Friday, June 25 was ‘Wear Red to Show Racism the Red Card’ day which saw not only pupils but teachers, support staff, parents and guardians all sporting the colours.
Headteacher Richard Kiernan said: “The children have done absolutely brilliantly and they’ve been supported throughout by the wider community.
“Their response and learning truly has been inspirational.”