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Showing Racism, the Red Card at Newton Primary School

Ibrahim with Ryan Gondoh from Ayr United FC

An inspiring local pupil will lead an important campaign for change with the charity Show Racism the Red Card.

Ibrahim Al Ibrahim from Newton Primary will be one of 40 pupils across Scotland taking part in an ambitious Scottish Government funded project to embed race equality and anti-racism across all schools by next term.

Launched in February, 'Captains' is a programme organised by the charity, Show Racism the Red Card. The programme aims to ensure the voices and experiences of Scotland's ethnic minority young people are heard and will feed into the decision-making process for curricular reform.

Ahead of its launch, the charity received hundreds of applications to join the Captains programme. Ibrahim Al Ibrahim is delighted to be named as one of a selected few across Scotland leading this campaign for change.

Ibrahim, a pupil at Newton Primary said: "Education needs provided to pupils to make them aware that we are all the same and don't deserve to be treated differently."

Jordan Allison, Campaign Manager at Show Racism the Red Card said: "Captains is an exciting, first-of-its-kind opportunity for our young people to lead change from within our education system. We thank the Scottish Government for supporting this with £43,000 of funding to deliver the campaign.

"Sadly, Show Racism the Red Card has heard from hundreds of pupils, parents and teachers in Scotland on their traumatic experiences of racism in our schools. Pupils at Newton Primary can take inspiration from Ibrahim and acknowledge their role as powerful change agents. The lived experience of our young people can and will play a crucial role in ensuring our schools are a safe place for all."