Think Again! Kick It Out launch educational pack tackling antisemitism

18 Jun 2012 by CST

Kick It Out, the body which campaigns against discrimination in football, has launched a new educational resource pack for teachers to address the issues of antisemitism, racism and other forms of discrimination and prejudice in the classroom.

Called Think Again! classroom activities for challenging prejudice and fostering community cohesion, the pack is available for free download from the Kick It Out website here, and from the website of the National Union of Teachers here. CST assisted in the writing of the pack and attended its launch at the NUT headquarters last week.

The pack is intended to build on The Y Word, a short film made by Kick It Out with assistance from CST and Maccabi GB to raise awareness of antisemitism in football. After explaining the film, it includes sections on Jewish culture and history in the UK; different examples of prejudice and bullying in schools; the importance of opposing prejudice and being an 'upstander' not a 'bystander'; and wider issues of racism in European football.

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