Pupils involved in anti-racism event in capital

A group of students from a North Shields school have taken part in a showcase event which helps to combat racism in society.

The pupils from John Spence Community High School had been invited to the Show Racism the Red Card ‘Hall of Fame’ event in the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.

The youngsters – Rees Hope, Caitlyn Campbell, Emma Burn, Joe Steele, Taylor Walker, Kayleigh Robson, Alanha Gales and Lauren King – had been invited to London because of their experiences of racism and their support of the charity.

Guest speakers at the event included former footballers Clarke Carlisle, Anwar Uddin and Paul Mortimer.

Show Racism the Red Card, now in its 18th year, helps to educate young people across the UK about the need to combat racism, and are supported by football clubs.

The event paid tribute to those involved in the campaign, with patrons being indited into the Hall of Fame.

A school spokesperson said: “These students have been chosen because of their experiences of racism and how their supportive efforts towards Show Racism the Red Card have helped spread the news among their peers.”