SAFC tackles racial stereotyping

Steve Jackson from the Foundation of Light talks to pupils

Steve Jackson from the Foundation of Light talks to pupils

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Durham)

SUNDERLAND AFC’S official charity is challenging North-East youngsters to rethink their racial stereotyping.

As part of European-wide Action Against Racism Week, the Foundation of Light’s Tackle It team visited East Herrington Primary Academy, in Sunderland.

There, pupils were asked to guess a person’s nationality, job and personality traits based on a picture of their face.

The session was followed by a game of handball.

Teacher Neil Iceton said: “It’s important to educate people on issues such as racism from a young age and it’s great to be able to work with the Foundation of Light to do that in a way which is both fun and engaging.”

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