Doncaster primary school Atlas Academy claimed two awards at the annual Show Racism the Red Card ceremony, collecting the multimedia and overall award’s in Manchester.
25 children from Mr Shepherd’s class at the school created a video to highlight the issues of racism in sport and modern day society, which was chosen as the winner in the multimedia category.
Head teacher, Mrs Parry, who attended the event at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Thursday April 25, was surprised as it was announced that the school had won the overall award.
Due to the Easter Holiday’s Mr Shepherd’s class were not able to attend the event, and Rovers quickly stepped in inviting the winners and their fellow pupils to the final home game of the regular Sky Bet League One season as celebration of their hard work.
Doncaster Rovers head of marketing and communications Shaun Lockwood said: “Once we’d heard the news that Atlas Academy had been victorious with the multi-media award and that the children couldn’t make the awards, it only felt right to invite them winners and their fellow pupils to the game.”
Class teacher Mr Shepherd said: “I am so proud of everyone for winning both awards, it’s taken a lot of hard work and my class all pulled together to make a great video. It’s important to educate children at an early age that racism has no place in not just on a football pitch, but in school and society.
“Winning this award shows the schools commitment to kicking out racism, and I must thank Doncaster Rovers for their support in celebrating our brilliant achievement.”
You can view the winning video by clicking here.