Posh continue work with Show Racism the Red Card.

Show Racism the Red Card recently completed delivery of a year-long project funded by the Government Equalities Office and Department for Education designed to tackle Homophobic, Biphobic and Transphobic bullying in schools.

The campaign organised twenty educational events for young people at football clubs and four free teacher training conferences to increase confidence in challenging these forms of bullying.

SRtRC worked in partnership with the excellent Silvertip Films to document this new project. They have produced a short film featuring interviews with teachers, young people, professional footballers and some of the presenters and specialists in the field the campaign worked with over the course of the project. It gives an insight into the methods used by SRtRC to educate about these issues.

The film can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jhjgxic85ss and www.theredcard.org

SRtRC uses the high profile of professional footballers to educate about issues of inequality. 33 current professional footballers attended the educational events for young people, helping to support a strong message against HBT bullying.

Stonewall research in 2014 revealed almost nine in ten secondary school teachers (86%) and almost half (45%) of primary school teachers said pupils in their school, regardless of sexual orientation, have experienced homophobic bullying.

Gavin Sutherland, Campaign Coordinator said “The Tackling HBT Bullying project allowed SRtRC to develop educational activities for young people about these issues which encouraged critical thinking and helped us to build on previously successful teacher training programmes. It was great to work with new partners to challenge HBT bullying and draw on the fantastic support football clubs give to the campaign.

“We have received some great feedback from the 1,450 young people and 126 teachers who participated. Silvertip Films have done a great job to showcase the impact these events have had.”

Much more information about the Tackling HBT Bullying project will be available soon thanks to the forthcoming publication of two external evaluations.

If you have any questions about the project or for more information, please contact hbtbullying@theredcard.org.