16 Oct Wear Red Day
On Friday 23rd October, we are going to take part in an event organised by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC), called ‘Wear Red Day.’ SRtRC is the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity, and you can find out more about the organisation here: https://www.theredcard.org
Wear Red Day is a day of action, which encourages us to think about anti-racism and also make a donation to help fund anti-racism education for young people and adults across the UK. Every penny raised during Wear Red Day enables education and campaign workers to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.
At school, children and staff are being asked to wear something red. It can be wearing lots of red clothes, or as simple as wearing red socks. If your child doesn’t have anything red to wear, please don’t worry, we will have red stickers for children and this will count as wearing red.
In the run up to the Wear Red Day, we will be talking to children about the organisation and why it was first established. We will be reading stories and showing a video about being anti-racist. We will discuss the importance of children knowing what to do if they ever experience or witness racism.
People are asked to donate £1 to the organisation using one of the following methods:
Text ‘RED’ to 70470 to give£1, ‘RED5’ to give £5, ‘RED10’to give £10 etc. (texts cost gift value + std msg rate)
Pay by BACS
You can pay by bank transfer using the details below: Sort Code: 60-83-01Account No: 20214931
Pay via Just Giving
You can submit your funds via our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/theredcard
Donating a book to Coleridge
Some parents have already donated books written by authors and/or featuring characters from black and minority ethnic groups. If you too would like to do so, then we would be most grateful. Below are some links to lists complied by local bookshops; local bookshops also stock many good books and would be happy to recommend books. If you would like to donate a book then please give any books to either office or your child’s class teacher.
We are looking forward to joining together to ‘Show racism the red card’.