In March, students took part in the school competition ‘Show Racism the Red Card.’ We ran this as a PGHS competition and received many entries that were creative and original. The best 7 were put to an anonymous staff vote and the school winners were:
1st place Year 9 – Emma C
2nd place Year 10 – Libby W and Maisie W
3rd place – Naomi S
Each school were allowed one entry per category to be put forward to the national entries. Emma C’s work was entered in to the Year 7-9 Artwork category and Maisie W and Libby W’s work were placed in the Year 10+ Creative Writing and Artwork category.
Maisie W and Libby W came second in their category overall. This was out of 25,000 entries across the country. They were invited to the awards ceremony at Anfield last week, where CBeebies presenters, Ben Cajee and Alex Winters presented the awards. Other special guests included Liverpool legends, John Barnes and Alan Kennedy.
The prizes donated by the sponsors of the charity were outstanding. Both students received an England football shirt, a football shirt from the team that they support, a football, a FIFA 2023, 2 books, ASDA vouchers and other prizes.
The whole awards ceremony was very humbling and inspiring. We listened to some of the entries from other students who had come from as far as Surrey to collect their awards. We will certainly be running this competition again in the next academic year. On October 20th 2023, we will be wearing red in support of the charity.
All entries to the school competition and the national entries will proudly be shown on display in school over the coming months.
Life Skills Co-ordinator