Anti Racism Creative Competition entries

It’s that time of year again and we are delighted to bring to you the creativity and talent from young people from around Ireland in making their own anti racism messages.picture 2Artwork image is from Coolmine Community SchoolHere is a song from Athlone Community College and in the video, there are some examples of excellent art work now on display in their school ballymun 1Picture: Mapping Diversity is the entry from Ballymun Youthreach;our finished piece ‘Mapping Diversity’ as it portrays a society that welcomes diversity, where everyone is treated equally, where everyone feels valued and has a sense of who they are.  In short – a sense of belonging.Youthreach Progression Navan Progression Navan Immaculata Community College DunmanwayPoem by Sean Rice from St Josephs Secondary Drogheda-Show racism the red card project by Sean riceIt was a gloomy, miserable day,And the boys decided that they wanted to go outside and play,They picked their teams,And slowly broke two boys dreams,They were picked on daily,But that didn’t really bother Jamie,Jamie was white but had a lot of problems,But he didn’t try to go solve them,He was smelly, slow, and skinny and tall which didn’t really bother him at all,He fought off the abuse,And the class became amused,They let him be their friend,And he was happy until the end,The other boy Kevin was in a way different,Only because the others were ignorant,Kevin was exploited because of his skin,The boys had a mouth fit for the bin,He wanted to ignore them,But he knew it would be a struggle,He wish he could give them all a muzzle,Unlike Jamie he couldn’t be easily accepted,Because the boys frowned upon change,He wish he could just be the same,Kevin wanted to escape the pain,He felt it would be everyone else’s gain,So he decided he wanted to leave in quiet fashion,Because he no longer had any desire or passion,Until one day a boy appeared,Who brought with him plenty of cheer?He approached a lonely Kevin,And asked him if he wanted to play,Kevin who was now confused and startled,Didn’t know what to say,The boy said it would be okay,And told him not to worry,Or he’ll be upset and would be living a life of regret,He told him he would be his friend until the very end,Show racism the red card,It’s not that hard!

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