Foundation roll out new free ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ schools initiative!
AFC Fylde Community Foundation are using their strong partnership with local primary schools to help youngsters across Fylde join the fight against racism.
The new initiative called ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ will be delivered free of charge by the charitable arm of AFC Fylde Football Club.
Using the power of sport and football in particular, the innovative educational package will help pupils learn about racism and the actions that can be taken to prevent it.
In light of recent events, the Foundation understand the importance of children learning about racism from a young age in a safe, unthreatening environment, where they can ask questions, learn, and consider different perspectives.
The Foundation believe that ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ will help educate children in an engaging and enlightening format.
Foundation Community Development Manager Matt Agnew is proud the Foundation can offer such a vital programme to local schools. He said: “With racism being a topic at the forefront of the media at the moment and children hearing the word more and more, the Foundation believes no child should miss out on understanding what it actually means.
“Our organisation has pledged to deliver the full package within primary school settings across the whole of Fylde free of charge to all those wanting to get involved.
“This is the first such programme the Foundation have offered at such a large scale free of charge, but we are aware of the benefits and importance of it and feel it is necessary to do this in the community.
“We have a great relationship with many schools throughout Fylde. When we developed the programme, we instantly understood how crucial it was for everyone to access it and by making it free of charge, we are doing just that.
“I’m really proud of the workshop we have built and I’m confident it will be a great success.”
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