Show Racism The Red Card at Arbury Primary

22nd October 2021
We are very proud to have taken part in the national, annual Show Racism The Red Card / Wear Red Day event. The school has been a sea of red today. It has been absolutely wonderful. 
Thank you to all the children, parents, carers and staff who dressed in red and stood up to say 'NO to racism, and YES to kindness'.
Have a wonderful half term everyone. Today has been a very special day, we hope you and your children enjoyed taking part.
Key Stage 1 
The children dressed in red, made red cards, and talked about being kind. We have talked to them about kind words and actions. 
Lots of children have written on their cards. Some of the words they chose were: 'Be kind', 'Love each other', 'Respect' and 'Be a good friend'.
It has been a wonderful day! We saw red crowns, red jumpers, red t shirts, red nail polish and even red socks. We are so pleased so many of you stood with us today to share this important message.
Key Stage 2 

KS2 children came out to the playground a bit before playtime, and were each given a red card.  We talked about how we could show how strongly we feel about saying NO to racism. 

The children spread out across the playground.  We all held up our red cards and shouted, ‘We say “NO” to racism!’

We then turned to face Carlton Way, held up our red cards and shouted the same thing – but this time, facing our community.  We hope that some of the people passing by or living on Carlton Way heard us and wondered what we were shouting about!  Whilst it is important that we say NO to racism in our school, it is also important to us that everyone in our area says NO to racism in our community.

We also did a little bit of dancing to the Macarena, waving our red cards, just to finish off with!