Newsletter February 2011

Newsletter February 2011Creative Competion updateA total of 77 schools and youth services, up from 62 in 2010, have registered to participate in the 2011 Show Racism the Red Card Anti-Racism Creative Competition.  From Carndonagh in north Donegal to Dunmanway in  south west Cork, thousands of young people are working on their entries.Already we have an interesting combination of art work, audiovisual and written work on file waiting for adjudication.  We extended the deadline to Friday 11th March.  The Awards Presentation ceremony is going to take place at the magnificent AVIVA stadium on Tuesday 12th April.  All participating groups will be invited to send representation to the awards ceremony, which will be attended by top stars of Irish sport. Gaelic Players Association support for SRTRCThe Gaelic Players Association are supporting the Creative Competition by providing a laptop computer as one of the top prizes for the winning school/ youth service.Watch this space for a video interview with the chairman of the Gaelic Players Association Donal Óg Cusack who is to feature in an education video which will be used in England to address the issue of homophobia.School visitsWe would like to thank the following schools and students for their participation in Show Racism the Red Card workshops this month: Killinarden Community School, St Michaels National School and Secondary school in Ballsbridge, St Brigid’s Killester, St David’s Artane, St Fiacs in Carlow, Oatlands College, St Raphaela’s Stillorgan and also a big thanks to the girls at Sancta Maria College in Templeogue.Thanks to Garry and Des from the FAI with support for the programme at St Fiacs and to Philip from UCD FC and also to Claudia who co-facilitated with students at Sancta Maria College.Coming up….We have workshops with teachers in training at Marino Institute of Education, Mary Immaculate College and Froebal College.Also we will be doing some work with Na Fianna and Ballymun Kickams GAA clubs as well as presentations with Cavan soccer clubs and Cavan Comets Baseball club.Internships with SRTRCWe take this opportunity to thank Alexandra Dane who has been working with SRTRC recently on placement from Indiana University through IES (International Education of Students). Allie has been out visiting schools and is now delivering the anti-racism workshop to schools over the next month helping us to expand our reach.We are also joined for three months by Krisztina Bosze for an internship from the University of Budapest.  Krisztina will be developing an evaluation of the creative competition and hopefully provide us with pointers as to how it can be even better in years to come.SRTRC UKGed Grebby (Chief Executive SRTRC UK) was in Dublin on the 7th February and gave an overview of their work and how the project has grown in the UK.We would like to thank all those who turned up to the open evening meeting to hear about their work.Daily Mirror articleCheck out the Irish Daily Mirror magazine on Wednesday 2nd March for the new Airtricity League season with a feature article on Show Racism the Red Card.Volunteer recruitment SRTRC is now recruiting volunteers for our second Intercultural Summer Camp.  We welcome volunteers from diverse backgrounds who can give presentations on different languages, countries and cultures.  We also welcome volunteers with experience and skills in community & youth work, nursing, social work and teaching.It is also desirable but not essential, as training can be provided, if you have either a current First Aid Certificate or Lifeguard Certificate.As well as volunteering at the camp, there are a number of other requirements.  They are to attend preparation meetings to plan the schedule, appropriate training evenings and also to participate in a review process after the camp concludes.  Garda Vetting and reference checking will apply to this post and all volunteers will be required to attend a Child Protection Training evening.For more information about the Intercultural Summer Camp, please go to apply to be a volunteer with SRTRC go to Giles Foundation ‘Walk of Dreams’SRTRC needs you to join us in the Walk of Dreams with the John Giles Foundation.  On Sunday 27th March, there are sponsored walks taking place all around the country.Members taking part in the “Walk of Dreams” fundraise in their local community using the sponsorship cards. 50% of all monies raised go to SRTRC and 50% to the John Giles Foundation to be reinvested in your local community.Specifically we need to raise funds for the Intercultural Summer Camp so as to make it affordable and inclusive of all.More information is available about the foundation on you can participate in any of the walks please contact for a sponsorship card.Jeff the Ref will be there on the 27th and he hopes you will too.Show Racism the Red Card, Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. Tel- 018280018 Company number: 365810 Charity number: 17360

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