Head Girl Hat-Trick For Anti-Racism Award Win
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One of our Year 11 students has completed an unprecedented hattrick after being recognised for the third time in three years for a national anti-racism award.
Head Girl Evie won the Year 10+ Artwork and Creative Writing Category for the Show Racism The Red Card Award, having previously clinched the title in 2018 and 2019.
This year, Evie really wanted to reflect the football element of the competition in her artwork, and cleverly incorporated language and equipment into her design to create her winning piece.
She spent many hours puting her ideas together on a computer with her dad, before drawing it by hand and adding colour.
Evie is now hoping to be able to attend the awards ceremony later in the year.
Head of Art Ms Stirling said: “Evie is an exceptional artist, and has achieved something incredible with her latest win in this competition.
“We are all so proud of her and she totally deserves this, having put in hours and hours of her own time to create a beautiful piece of art with such an important message behind it.”
You can read all about her win last year here.
Evie has since also been recognised as the first ever winner of the Cyrille Regis Memorial Award, after the former West Bromwich Albion player's widow Julia picked out Evie's design from all of the Show Racism The Red Card competition entries.
Julia Regis said: "I like the messaging with ‘boot it out now’ using both words and imaging to convey the message. The creativity with the word ‘racism’ is most impressive - I can see different facial features, skin colours and the blood vessels that illustrates when we break it down - we are all the same. An insightful piece of art."
Manchester United Legend Bryan Robson, who was friends with Cyrille, added: "I would like to congratulate Evie on winning the Cyrille Regis memorial award with a great design, well done. Cyrille was a great player, a fantastic person and a true leader in the fight to stamp out racism."
Show Racism The Red Card Chief Executive Ged Grebby said: "Cyrille Regis was a legend of the game and someone who played a leading role in the anti-racism movement in the UK. The memorial award is one of the ways we remember Cyrille's contribution and his legacy. We are planning on printing 20,000 calendars and they are always one of Show Racism The Red Card's most popular resources. Well done to Stockport Academy and Evie on her third win in a row."
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