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|Title:||Hexthorpe Primary School Kicks Racism into Touch|
|ID & Publication:||20120511034 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Community News |
Hexthorpe Primary School ‘Cartoon Club’ landed the top prize at the Show Racism the Red Card School Competition awards event at Manchester United Football Club’s Old Trafford stadium on Thursday 3rd May.
Having attended the prestigious event to collect first prize for the ‘All Ages & Abilities Multi-Media’ Category, the popular after-school club walked away with the overall prize for their award winning animation.
Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, said: ‘This is an outstanding achievement for the young people involved in the club. This excellent film puts across a crucial anti-racism message in a unique and interesting way. They obviously had a wonderful time meeting famous footballers and visiting one of the world’s premier football grounds and to walk away with two awards including the top prize is fantastic.’
Phil Sheppard from the school’s Cartoon Club and Year 3 teacher said: ‘As a very diverse school we leapt at the chance to enter this competition. The children in the Cartoon Club did a great job making up a humorous song that got the important anti-racism message across, then animating their own characters and models to fit in. They were delighted to win after all their hard work and, of course, loved the trip to Old Trafford to pick up their prize!’
Ged Grebby, SRtRC Chief Executive said ‘The pupils of Hexthorpe Primary School who created the entry which was this year’s Multi-Media category and Overall Winning Entry 2012 should be very proud of their achievements. Everyone who was in the audience at Old Trafford was blown away by the film, which is entertaining and has a very positive anti-racism message. As an organisation we would also like to thank the teachers who signed the school up for the competition and helped the group come up with such an outstanding piece.’
Over 600 schools in England took part in the Show Racism the Red Card School Competition 2012 with 24 winning entries across eight different categories. The competition was open to young people of all ages and abilities who produced artwork, creative writing, film and music pieces with an anti-racism theme, having worked with Show Racism the Red Card resources in the classroom.
Doncaster Council has been an ongoing supporter of the charity which organises annual events with Doncaster Rovers Football Club to show children from local primary schools that racism is not acceptable in sport and everyday life. This year’s event took place at the
Keepmoat Stadium on Thursday 2 February. Mayor Peter Davies officially opened the event and spoke in support of the campaign making it clear that there was no room for racism in Doncaster.
People can watch the award winning animation on Hexthorpe Primary School’s website: www.hexthorpe.doncaster.sch.uk/p_News3.ikml
Further information on the Show Racism the Red Card School competition and the prize winners is available on the charity’s website: www.srtrc.org/news/news-and-events?news=3260
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