Chesterfield FC Community Trust has worked in partnership with the African Caribbean Community Association of Chesterfield to deliver a series of workshops and assemblies to over 1,000 children in Chesterfield and North-East Derbyshire about Black History, BAME role models, the Windrush generation and equality.
Lud Ramsey, chair of Chesterfield ACCA, said: “Black History Month 2019 was a great success for Chesterfield FC Community Trust and the schools that they support.
“Together we delivered sessions at Staveley Junior School, Newbold Church School, Killamarsh St Giles CE Primary, New Bolsover School, Brimington Junior School and Eckington CAMMS Endowed CE Primary School as well as an Educational Day at the Technique Stadium.
“The pupils all benefited from an in-depth insight of black history and its importance to this country. The pupils were all full of questions and showed an enthusiasm to learn about this subject. The staff also enjoyed and learned from the presentation.”
As well as promoting workshops and assemblies during Black History Month, sessions were delivered in November and March, as part of a year-round project to educate youngsters about equality. Keith Jackson, the Trust’s head of sport and activities, said: “It was fascinating to work with Lud, to hear about his experiences and his sporting role models. The sessions had great feedback from our partner schools and this feeds in to our ongoing PSHE work around equality and inclusion.”
In addition to the workshops, the Trust also organise the annual Chesterfield FC Kick It Out fixture and have previously hosted Stand Up To Racism days at the Technique Stadium.
Keith added, “We will continue to work all year round with youngsters in schools and at the stadium to educate and promote the message of equality in our community.”