James Higgin and Patrick Wilkins, both Education Workers at 'Show Racism The Red Card,' with some of the Louth Academy students who took part in a debate. Also pictured is Rob Colbert, Vice Principal at Louth Academy.
Students were asked to distinguish between prejudice and bullying and racism during a discussion with members of the charity 'Show Racism The Red Card.'
The anti-racism education charity was established in England in 1996 to harness the high-profile nature of footballers as anti-racist role models to educate against racism throughout society in the UK.
James Higgin and Patrick Wilkins, both Education Workers at 'Show Racism The Red Card,' visited Louth Academy just before the end of term.
Patrick said: "We used the topic of immigration to illustrate that out in society there are a lot of rumours and that can influence people. We want them to question those rumours. We gave the students a simple definition of racism and then tested that with scenarios. It can be confusing for adults never mind teenagers. Young people can get mixed up with equality and not be clear about racism. We helped them distinguish between prejudice and bullying and racism."
Rob Colbert, Vice Principal of Louth Academy added: "Whilst our students show tolerance and understanding, alongside empathy and care for others in the Academy, it is always prudent to reinforce the message that racism will not be accepted in society. Our students reacted with positivity and enthusiasm throughout the presentation."