Club Brugge starts Show Racism the Red Card with 800 students!

12 October 2020

Racism and discrimnation are hot topics in our society and unfortunately on our football pitches as well. We are proud to have Club Brugge as our project partner. Club Brugge wants to use the power that they can have as a established football in the community and have a positive impact on society. For Club Brugge, diversity wins.

Educational programme for high schoolers

On Monday the 12th of October, 18 teachers of 8 different schools came together – but with the appropriate distance – at the Jan Breydel stadium in Brugges to get more information about the Show Racism the Red Card project and its #DiversityWins educational programme that they will be implementing. Together with our partner clubs and with the help of the teachers, Club Brugge designed a educational programme consisting of 6 classes on different themes surrounding racism and discrimination. The classes will be delivered by the teachers themselves, with the help of our teacher’s manuals and programme workbooks.

During the info night, the teachers received extensive information about the program and its aims. After the introduction, teachers participated in a workshop by “Schools Without Racism” on how to deal with racist abuse. All in all it was a successful evening, as almost 800 students will be part of the project this fall. In the spring, more schools and even more students will participating as well.

First school has started delivery

The same week, the first school has started its delivery. One official from the GO! Atheneum Eureka from Torhout, stated that his colleagues have started with the first classes. “The students are very enthausiastic about the project. The players of Club Brugge are idols for many. This definitely helps for the school to address issues such as racism in an effective way. It really makes a difference”.

Want to have a look at the teacher’s manuals? Check our resources!

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