Saint Peter the Apostle High School
Show Racism the Red Card
Week Beginning Monday 23rd October 2017
We come to you Lord, to be built into a spiritual house
Founded on the rock of St Peter’s faith
May we prepare or minds for action and carefully examine
The life and teachings of Christ, your Son
So that our community may proclaim the mighty acts of Jesus Christ
And love each other with all our hearts
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen
Throughout this week, we will be supporting the UK wide ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ campaign. Racism is defined as treating someone unfairly simply because they belong to a different race or culture. ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ was founded in 1996 following the racial abuse of Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop. Since its launch, the charity has been aiming to educate young people about racism through positive role models such as footballers and other athletes.
West Dunbartonshire is founded upon a rich history of Irish and Polish immigration to the area, enabling Clydebank to establish its proud industrial roots in ship building, with Polish troops playing a key role in defending the Clyde shipyards during the Clydebank Blitz in the war.
To this day Scotland continues to be an open nation, welcoming those who want to make a contribution and build a decent life for themselves and their families. Saint Peter the Apostle High School is proud to welcome pupils from numerous countries into our learning community. Currently within our school we have dedicated support for over 70 pupils who speak English as an additional language. Furthermore within our community there are over 20 different languages spoken!
As we move through this UK wide ‘Fortnight of Action’ we must remember that all individuals regardless of race, faith or nationality have the right to enjoy a peaceful life free from discrimination. As pupils and staff of Saint Peter the Apostle High School we must model our school values of hope and compassion, ensuring that discrimination of any kind, is not tolerated within our community.