Newsletter May 2011

We have volunteers from Belgium, Czech, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Ukraine and Ireland making up the team for camp 2011.We are now recruiting participants to attend the camp.  The summer camp is for boys and girls aged 11-15 years from Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.The camp involves a week of intercultural learning, fun and adventure activities. It costs €185 per participant and includes travel, accommodation, food and adventure activities.Win tickets by booking early!Book by May 20th and you will be entered into a free draw for Republic of Ireland Vs Northern Ireland match tickets for the upcoming game at the AVIVA stadium.For more information about the Intercultural Summer Camp including booking form and feedback from last year’s participants, check out- Entry for Creative Competition 2011- Blakestown Community School More than 500 young people from 20 schools and youth services converged on Dublin’s AVIVA stadium on 12th April for the Awards ceremony to conclude the Show Racism the Red Card Creative Competition 2011.The standard increased in quantity and quality this our second year of the creative competition.  Young people responded to the call for entries and call for creativity by utilising written, visual and audiovisual means to convey the anti-racism message.Blakestown Community School were identified by the judging panel as having made the most outstanding contribution. Their entry involved artwork and artwork mural in the school gym, an international world cup tournament based on the school nationalities utilising this to promote intercultural learning.They also produced a school cookbook with recipes from students and also noting students nationalities within the book. They sold the cookery book to parents and others within the community.  The fifth years at Blakestown worked very hard in devising their entry.  Reflecting on their work, led them to one more piece – a guide book for schools on combating racism.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).Minister for Equality Kathleen Lynch TD made the presentations to Blakestown and other entries. The Minister also participated in a Questions & Answers session with a panel of special guests including Eamon Dunphy, Diana Bunici, Denis Hickie, Dublin’s Phil Mc Mahon and Shamrock Rovers goalkeeper Ryan Thompson.We are in the process of compiling an online gallery as well as an evaluation of the competition. Both will be published to our website as soon as possible.  In the meantime  some of the film and song entries are and an RTE report of the presentation day is on School visits and workshops with young peopleWe would like to thank the following schools and students for their participation in Show Racism the Red Card workshops this month: Ashbourne Community School, St Killians German school, St Gabriels NS, Stanhope GNS, Grifeen Valley ETNS, Ballybough Youth Project, Don Bosco Home, Lisnaskea FC, Colaiste Pobail Setanta, Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun. Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011 We are delighted to that the SRTRC Intercultural Summer Camp has been chosen as the Irish nomination by the European Parliament office in Dublin for the Charlemagne Youth Prize.On 30th May, SRTRC volunteer and board member Darja Isajeva will travel to Aachen as the project representative to attend the presentation which will be made by the President of the European Parliament.Watch this space –

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