April Newsletter 2011

Creative Competition – Prize giving ceremony at the AVIVA A total of 83 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.Over 500 are expected to attend the prize giving ceremony at the AVIVA stadium on Tuesday April 12th.  Schools are travelling from Meath, Limerick, Galway and Donegal from as far as the Glenties to make it to what promises to be a great day.Our panel of judges met on Monday 28th March.  The judges were Brian Maguire (former head of Fine Art at NCAD), Peter Murtagh (Opinion editor, Irish Times), Diana Bunici (RTE Children’s TV), Dil Wickremsinghe (Newstalk), Bernie Ruane (TUI), Jim Higgins (INTO) and Mark Walshe (ASTI).Eamon Dunphy and other personalities will participate in a Questions & Answers Session on the day. If you would like to attend- send us an email info@theredcard.ie or check out the gallery of entries from 30th March 2011 onwww.theredcard.ie/competition.php and also film and song entries on our youtube channel. School visitsWe would like to thank the following schools and students for their participation in Show Racism the Red Card workshops this month: St Fiacc’s NS Carlow, Swords Educate Together, Setanta Pobail Community School in Dublin 15, Scoil Iosagain Crumlin, St Mary’s Rathminesand also to Baseball Ireland and Cavan FAI who host 28 under 10s teams in a cross border tournament on Saturday 2nd April and Leitrim FAI who are hosting a cross border programme on 13th April.We attracted a lot of interest at the Intercultural Fairs at Marino Institute and Froebal teacher training colleges. 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 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 http://theredcard.ie/camp.phpTo apply to be a volunteer with SRTRC go to http://theredcard.ie/volunteer.php

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