03 Nov What’s happening in Year 6 – Week 1
This week, Year 6 were lucky enough to take part in a two-day workshop, run by the Anne Frank Trust. Leading on from their learning about World War II last half term, the children had the opportunity to look at the life and experiences of Anne Frank and her family in much closer detail. The workshop also gave the children an insight into the life of the Frank family through diary extracts and home videos. All of this inspired the children to create ideas for a campaign to change! They worked together in small groups to come up with ideas about how they could promote inclusion and reduce prejudice and discrimination in our local area.
Khamil, Daniel, Krishaun and Ryan, who all share a passion for football, decided that they would write a book to highlight examples of racism in sports and discuss ways that this should have been addressed. Below is a snippet of their work so far:
‘The second incident was the most known against Valencia. In the late stage of the game, the Valencia defender and captaio, Gaya, brought Vini down in the penalty box. Many Real Madrid players were asking the referee for a penalty. That’s when the racist chants started from Valencia fans. A huge fight broke out in the box and Vinicius all of a sudden started to get choked from behind. Real Madrid players were screaming at the referee to give the player a red card, but the referee gave Vini a red card instead! A few minutes later, the Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, was furious with the referee for giving the player who experienced racism the red card. This was when action was taken elsewhere!’