Sheffield Wednesday to host anti-racism event for schoolchildren

Sheffield Wednesday stars Tom Lees and Liam Palmer will take part in an educational fight to end racism today.

The defenders will face questions from pupuils from five Sheffield primary schools at Hillsborough as part of an event held by charity Show Racism the Red Card (SRTC).

Tom Lees in action against Ipswich Town earlier this season. Pic: Steve Ellis.

Tom Lees in action against Ipswich Town earlier this season. Pic: Steve Ellis.

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Schoolchildren will also take part in workshops during the day-long event at the home of the Owls.

Ged Grebby, chief executive of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “It is great that Sheffield Wednesday is supporting SRTRC by hosting an educational event with us.

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Liam Palmer in action against Leeds United. Pic: Steve Ellis.

Liam Palmer in action against Leeds United. Pic: Steve Ellis.

“We are looking forward to working with the club, Sheffield Wednesday community programme and the schools.

“Clubs like Sheffield Wednesday are helping us work with young people in a unique setting, listen to their views and educate about prejudice.

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“We want to make sure if a young person experiences or witnesses racism they know what they can do about it.”