Across Monmouthshire, pupils in primary schools showed ‘Racism the Red Card’ on Friday 21st October by wearing red and celebrating diversity in their schools.
Wear Red Day is a National Day of Action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and, if they can, give a donation that will go towards anti-racism education activities for young people and adults. Wear Red Day is a part of National Hate Crime Awareness week. Every penny raised during Wear Red Day enables the campaign to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.
At Dell primary school in Chepstow, children proudly wore red to show their support. Henry, Forest and Sophie, pupils at The Dell said “It’s not how you look, or what hair colour you have, what you like, what your beliefs are, it’s if you’re a good person inside… Everybody is unique, we shouldn’t be put apart by what we look like, we should all be treated as one.”
Monmouthshire County Council’s Leader, Cllr. Mary Ann Brocklesby said: “Well done to all of the children I’ve seen at the Dell Primary school today who took part in Wear Red Day to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week. In Monmouthshire, we take hate crime very seriously. We have zero tolerance for any actions which discriminate or treat people differently because of who they are, and the colour of their skin. Everybody should be treated with dignity, given respect and the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and live their lives safely. We should be giving racism the card every day.”
Shajan Miah, Monmouthshire County Council’s Community and Partnership Development Manager, said “We should love everyone for what they are irrespective to what they believe in. We should respect cultures, religions and celebrate and appreciate diversity for the world would be a dull place without it.”
If you would like to donate to Wear Red Day so that more young people and adults can be educated on important matters across the UK, please visit: Show Racism the Red Card – Wear Red Day