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The Mag Help ‘Show Racism The Red Card’ Award Their First Young Journalist Prize

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A press release from Show Racism The Red Card (SRTRC) who The Mag worked with at a recent event at St.James’ Park;

Students from Kells Lane Primary School in Gateshead will host a prize-giving ceremony on Friday 24th May 2013 which will see 3 finalists and the winner, all in Year 5, receive prizes as recognition of their brilliant article entries into our first ever Young Journalism task competition.

The winner will receive a football signed by the whole Newcastle United team, generously donated by NUFC, they will also have their winning entry published in May’s edition of ‘The Mag’ (Available Here).

All 4 of them will have their articles printed as the front page of a newspaper as a keepsake, created by Potts Printers.  As an added bonus Kells Lane will have the giant Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) shirt on display.

The students took part in a full day’s workshops with our team at St James’s Park on Tuesday 16th April 2013, as part of this day we asked them to become young journalists for the day and submit their newspaper articles into our competition to be judged by Mark Jensen from ‘The Mag’ and John Anderson, ex Newcastle United player.

Mark spoke of the difficult job he had in judging all of the entries “The standard of entries to the competition was so high, it was difficult enough to narrow it down to the four semi-finalists, never mind the eventual overall winner. John Anderson and myself though, after much debate, selected a winner and the three narrow losers who hit the post, also being awarded prizes”

Education worker Laura Pidcock said “This is the first time we tried out the young journalism task at one of our events and it has been a great success.  Not only did they attend a packed day of informative and very important workshops but they also engaged in a task that saw them becoming responsible young journalists, really researching the issues of racism before, throughout the event and afterwards”.

– Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is an anti-racism charity that uses professional footballers to educate young people about the dangers of racism in football and in society.

– Each season SRtRC visits clubs in all four divisions to host educational events with local school pupils and professional footballers, ex-professionals, managers, coaches and high-profile members of the community.

More information on the work of SRtRC can be found at www.theredcard.org

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