Year 9 Students Holly, Emily and Elisha (pictured centre) receiving their award.
(photo courtesy of Justin Tallis Photography)
Stockport Academy students Holly Battrick, Emily Riley and Elisha Boycott scored a winner when they took part in a competition to tackle racism in football.
Organised by the ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ campaign, the scheme encouraged young people of all ages and abilities to produce anti-racism themed artwork, creative writing, film and music, with students having already worked with SRtRC educational resources.
Catching the judges collective eye was artwork produced by Year 9 students Holly, Emily and Elisha, who were presented with their prizes at a special event held at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium on Tuesday 6th May, where they mingled with Premier league stars, past and present.
The girls, who produced their ‘Racism Really?’ poster, received first prize in the Year 7 to 9 Artwork category of this national competition.
“It was an incredible experience to visit the Etihad and meet so many famous faces, particularly in support of such an important issue.”
Stockport Academy Principal Frank McCarron added:
“The academy fully supports the work being done by ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and we are delighted that Holly, Emily and Elisha have been able to help raise the profile of this issue through their fantastic artwork.”