Pupils and staff St Oliver’s Primary School in Killarney showed racism the red card last week as they took part in the ‘Wear Red Day’ national campaign.
Part of the charity work by Show Racism the Red Card, St Oliver’s joined other schools, businesses and organisations from throughout Ireland to promote anti-racism awareness and raise funds.
Some of the pupils from St Oliver’s School in Killarney who took part in the ‘Wear Red Day’ last week as part of the Show Racism the Red Card national campaign.
The aim is to promote anti-racism awareness and to raise funds for the work of the charity, school principal Rory Darcy explained.
“Ireland is a multicultural society, we need to encourage children and adults to grow their understanding of the many new communities now represented,” Rory said.
“Unfortunately racism is a reality, but we have shown that we are making a stand – and say there is no place for racism.”
According to Garrett Mullan of Show Racism the Red Card, ‘Wear Red Day’ is a great opportunity to bring people together, make a stand against discrimination and promote respect for diversity in society.
“The events that are taking place during ‘Wear Red Day’ serve not only to promote the anti-racism message, but also to promote integration and inclusion of all,” he said.
Over the last 10 years, Show Racism the Red Card has engaged young people with the anti-racism message, he added.
“It has an impact with hundreds of schools, clubs and youth services each year through its different programmes. The charity delivers workshops, training and also works to promote participation in sport.
“We look forward to the ongoing support of the community to mark ‘Wear Red Day’. Show Racism the Red Card would like to congratulate St Oliver’s for becoming involved in Wear Red Day 2018.”