Congratulations to Laura Booth (1D) who has been selected as a finalist in the Secondary S1-S3 category of the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition.
The ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ competition is held annually by the SQA which asks entrants to develop a piece of creative work that gets across loud and clear our message that racism is not welcome in Scotland. It could be:
In fact anything that is creative, inspirational and stimulated by the anti-racism theme.
Alongside Laura’s poster entry she wrote, “In class we have discussed our thoughts on racism and what the younger generation can do to stop it. When I heard about the ‘Show Racism the Red Card Competition’, I knew straight away that I wanted to enter. I tried to think of a slogan that would put a clear message across that racism has no place in our country. I wanted people to see we all have the same equal rights and have the right to live a free life, no matter our race. As we all have different personalities but we are all the same race. I put the race at the start as it is putting a message across that we can forget all the bad in our past and look forward to a racist free world in the future but we all need to work together to make this happen.”
Miss Shanley will be accompanying Laura to the awards ceremony to be held at Hampden Park, Glasgow on the 17th of March. Scottish football clubs and organisations fully support the campaign and will be on hand where winners will pick up superb prizes. There will also be commemorative certificates for every school who enters the competition. Good luck Laura!