DC 25/11/2016 –
Pupils from Midleton Educate Together School in Cork, Szymon Nosek,10, Ava Murphy, 12, Luke Morrissey, 11, Kyle Campbell, 11, Jemima Kumalo, 10, Charlie Riff, 12, and Elena Byrne, 12, pictured taking part in the inaugural Wear Red Day against racism organised by Show Racism the Red Card. Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, attended a special event at the school, one of many events that took place across the country. Thousands of people wore red to support Show Racism the Red Card on Friday 25th November across 35 schools and dozens of clubs, colleges and workplaces across Ireland.
For further information on the initiative, visit http://www.theredcard.ie/.
Pic: Diane Cusack
Friday 25th November was Wear Red Day against Racism. 35 schools got involved but it was not only schools, there were activities in workplaces, youth services and colleges as well. On the day, as well as Wearing Red, some groups had different elements to their activities. Blackwater Community School hosted Patrick Cronin (former Cork Hurling Captain) to give input at their event. Hansfield Educate Together Secondary made red cupcakes as well as wore red themselves. Holy Faith Secondary School in Clontart organised their own art competition as well. St Dominics National School in Tallaght, St Tiernans Community School in Ballinteer and Youth Work Tipperary organised their own ‘mannequin challenge’ to mark the day. Check out their videos here https://youtu.be/uiqZQER4xnk http://www.stdominicsns.ie/ and on their teacher’s twitter account
Midleton Educate Together hosted a visit from the Minister for Integration David Stanton TD to make the day.
Castaheany Educate Together National School, Dublin 15
Midleton Educate Together National School, Cork
St Olivers National School, Killarney
Celbridge Community School
Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School, Dublin 15
DC 25/11/2016 – REPRO FREE
Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, pictured with with Show Racism the Red Card mascot Jeff the Ref and pupils from Midleton Educate Together in Cork. He attended a special event at the school, one of many events that took place across the country. Thousands of people wore red to support Show Racism the Red Card on Friday 25th November across 35 schools and dozens of clubs, colleges and workplaces across Ireland. For further information on the initiative, visit http://www.theredcard.ie/.
Pic: Diane Cusack
More pictures and updates to follow. Watch this space!At St Patricks SNS Skerries, there were lots of activities. Teacher Aoife O’ Sullivan reports: ‘348 children participated. They had a selection of activities to choose from including:
- Making friendship bracelets
- Jeff the Ref colouring competition
- Team building sporting activities
- Skipping and hula hoop games
Most classes did artwork to put up around the school, some of which will be entered into the Creative Competition. Eureka Secondary School, Kells, Co Meath The school community participated in our activities on Red Socks Day. We also had a Bake Sale and Red Face Painting to raise funds for the cause. We went to classes in our school to talk to them about the issue of racism and displayed posters around the school. This is our first step in promoting Show Racism The Red Card around our school. We hope to continue our hard work throughout the year and get people talking about Show Racism The Red Card.