Racism drama’s spot on!

Deanburn Primary School.
Deanburn Primary School.

Pupils at a local primary school are celebrating this week after lifting a prestigious national title at the home of Scottish football.

The 2015 Show Racism the Red Card competition was held at Hampden Park, Glasgow, on Thursday of last week.

And the sole representative from the Falkirk Council area was the team from Deanburn Primary School, Bo’ness, which returned home triumphant in the senior section.

A quintet of P7K pupils impressed the panel of judges with their mini-drama which tackled the subject matter of racism and prejudice and took first place against some stiff opposition.

A delighted Deanburn Primary School head teacher, Mhairi Ogilvie, told the Journal and Gazette: “This is a prestigious annual event and we were delighted when our entry so impressed the judges.

“It’s quite a coup to have won this national award.”

The five pupils are taught by Catriona Kennedy and the entire class had been exploring racism and prejudice through art, writing and drama.

The winning team comprised Amber Lee, Lauren Kinnaird, Ross Walker, Katie Scott and Eve Legge.

A spokesman for the contest said: “Show Racism the Red Card Scotland would like to thank all the young people who entered the competition this year.

“We had more than 1100 entries with entries from all over Scotland from Shetland to the Scottish Borders.

“The standard was extremely high.”