Kick It Out visit Impington College
Kick It Out visited with Impington Village College in Cambridge to deliver an educational session to over 200 pupils as part of their Ethics, Philosophy and Society studies.
Pupils were part of an interactive session which covered the work of Kick It Out, including a discussion on recent high-profile cases of discrimination within professional football. Pupils then paired up and discussed different scenarios of discrimination and how they would respond to them.
There was a question and answer session afterwards where Hayley Bennett, Kick It Out’s Education Officer and the organisation’s Grassroots and Community Development Officer Mark Healy answered queries from the crowd of pupils.
Hayley said: “The pupils we talked to were a credit to their school because they were so well behaved, quiet, and engaged. Students filled in pre and post-event surveys and we were really pleased with how enjoyable and informative the pupils found the session.
“It also showed the importance of preparation as the pupils’ questions were insightful and challenging.”
The wordcloud at the top of the page is based upon responses from pupils at the school.
Impington Village College Religious Education teacher Stuart Green said: “Mark and Hayley from Kick It Out delivered an educational and engaging presentation on the theme of racism and discrimination in football. The Year Nine Ethics, Philosophy and Society students of Impington Village College have been studying the cause and effects of prejudice in their prior learning.
“Having recognised the problems in society as a whole, the Kick it Out session highlighted the attempts that the organisation is making to address it in popular culture using football as its medium.
Students were focused throughout and having listened to the history and development of the organisation, were particularly keen to discuss the scenarios presented.
“The education and the raising of awareness of such problems was fundamental and Mark and Hayley were able to get the message across loud and clear. Now the students are motivated to understand, sympathise and indeed join the campaign to ‘Kick It Out.'”
To find out more about Kick It Out’s education programme, please click here