Charlotte Dinsdale joined more than 200 primary school children from Club Doncaster Foundation partner schools to take part in anti-racism workshops hosted by Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) on EFL Day of Action.
The workshop was run by SRtRC founder and former Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, with Dinsdale and Rovers striker Fejiri Okenabirhie joining the call to answer pupil’s questions.
The event took place on EFL Day of Action – a day when all 72 football clubs from across League One, League Two and the Championship come together to highlight the works of the club charity organisations (CCOs) throughout the year. This work has been more important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As well as all the incredible work the Foundation have been doing to tackle loneliness throughout the pandemic and keeping people fit and healthy at home with the Home Goals programme, they also work with 30 schools in Doncaster and the surrounding areas. They engage with more than 3,800 participants per week in as part of the schools programmes.
The SRtRC event was another example of the amazing contribution the Foundation make to the borough of Doncaster with students from Brooke Primary Academy and Marshland Primary Academy enjoying a unique and valuable experience.
Kelly Jackson-Powell, sport development officer at the Foundation, said: “These types of workshops are brilliant for the children. They got the chance to speak to two footballers from Rovers and the Belles, as well as hearing from Shaka whose work is vital at Show Racism the Red Card.
“We’d like to thank Fejiri, Charlotte and Shaka for joining the children. The workshop was really insightful and very well received by everyone on the call.”