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Show Racism the Red Card Awards Ceremony 2012, May 1st 2012

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‘I was amazed by the standard of the entries this year, it really shows that young people are pro-active in the fight against racism throughout Wales’
- Colin Charvis, Former Wales and Lion forward

Over 100 youngsters from across Wales flocked to the Millenium Stadium on Wednesday (25th April) to receive prizes for helping fight Racism in their schools and local communities. 

They were joined by Sports Stars and TV personalities for an action packed awards ceremony at the home of Welsh sport. 

Among the stars giving out the accolades were ex Welsh Rugby legend Colin Charvis, current Cardiff and Wales striker Robert Earnshaw and CBEEBIES presenter Alex Winters. 

They handed out prizes, including signed Welsh Football tops, match tickets and goodie bags to the talented pupils.

The day started with a tour of the stadium and a surprise meeting with Sam Warburton. The youngsters met the Welsh Rugby Captain while taking a look around the changing rooms of the famous stadium and enjoyed seeing a full trophy cabinet, including the 2012 6 Nations Trophy! 

The young people were then able to take part in a range of activities, including a workshop run by football freestyler Ash Randall, a chance to get a Henna Tattoo from make up artist to the stars Farhana Mua, a great performance from the Penyrheol Comprehensive choir in Swansea and an action packed routine from Britains Got Talent Finalists – A3. 

The event, hosted by Sport Wales and Scrum V presenter Lisa Rogers and S4C Sports Anchor Dylan Ebenezer, marks the 6th year of the annual competition run by ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.

Over 6000 youngsters took part in the competition this year, from almost 150 schools right across Wales. 

They were asked to design posters and T-Shirts, write poems, perform dances or drama that had a strong anti-racism message.

The overall winner was Libby Jenkins from Bryntirion School in Bridgend who designed a fantastic T-shirt that really summed up what our work is about. 

After the event Bluebirds legend Robert Earnshaw said “Only a few weeks ago on Twitter there was someone posting some unpleasant things.

“The Show Racism the Red Card campaigns are doing great work. It’s all about raising awareness and education.

"Hopefully in the next 10 years it can be eradicated. But there’s still a hell of a lot more work to be done.’

The anti-racist charity, who deliver workshops in schools across Wales are celebrating a record breaking year, having educated nearly 10,000 youngsters on how to stop racism in their communities this academic year alone. 

They are supported by a wide range of Welsh sporting heroes, including Colin Charvis, the second most capped forward in the history of Welsh rugby Wales. The former Lion said;

‘I was amazed by the standard of the entries this year, it really shows that young people are pro-active in the fight against racism throughout Wales’

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