More than 70 local school children put their questions to Jeff Hassler and Sam Parry at a special event hosted by Show Racism the Red Card at the Liberty Stadium this week.
Young people from Blaenymaes Primary School, Ysgol Gwaun Cae Gurwen and Ysgol Cwmgors attended the stadium to take part in the day-long event.
Education worker Steve Jenkins delivered a workshop in the morning to the young people educating them on the topic of racism using interactive activities and discussions.
Prior to attending the ground pupils were set a task to prepare for the afternoon’s anti racism “press conference”. They had to create a newspaper name and were tasked with researching racism in sport and society. Pupils also were required to read newspapers and online blogs to explore how they are designed and written.
From the information they had learnt they had to prepare questions for the mock press conference at the event to help produce their article for their newspaper after the event.
In the afternoon pupils watched our educational DVD which gave them a last opportunity to obtain further knowledge on the topic before the question and answer session in our “media / press conference event”
Ospreys duo Hassler and Parry attended the event to take part in the press conference hosted by Steve Jenkins.
Pupils now in the role of newspaper journalists were selected to ask questions, introduce themselves and the newspaper they “worked” for followed by their question.
The journalists posed some really challenging questions for the players and had clearly researched and planned some well thought out questions, with the pair sharing some personal experiences.
Pupils Taylor and Pearce (pictured) won a signed Ospreys ball and also a SRtRC goodie bag for asking the best questions during the role play press conference.
When the pupils return to school they will use all the information they had learnt at the event along with the responses from the players to write and design their article.