Rangers FC’s Edmundson helps with launch diversity and inclusion project
11 March 2020
George Edmundson helped to officially launch the first schools sessions delivered as part of the education programme hosted by the Rangers Charity Foundation.
The Rangers FC player joined pupils at Riverside Primary school to find out more about the Show Racism the Red Card Europe programme.
The Foundation will reach over 1,200 primary school kids in the region of Glasgow, United Kingdom, over a 18 month period. Young people across thirty schools will benefit from interactive workshops, which combine classroom based activities with a 45-minute physical activity session.
Speaking at the launch event, Edmundson said: “It’s been really good meeting the kids today. They’ve all interacted really well and I’ve learnt a bit, as well!
“It’s fantastic to see the Rangers Charity Foundation getting into schools, getting these sort of messages across. Programmes like this are very important. This is the next generation, so it’s good to see that they’re now learning about important things which maybe they weren’t a couple of years ago.”
Edmundson continues: “Footballers can have a big impact – obviously they’re role models for youngers kids so we’ve got to lead by example and show them how everyone can be included.”
Riverside Primary School pupils have now been taking part in the programme for four weeks. Speaking during Edmundson’s visit, one said: “What I’ve learnt is how to not be rude, by judging someone maybe off their skin, religion, age or anything!”