Shrewsbury Town FC’s Elliott Bennett and Dan Udoh visited Milbrook Primary School to take part in the “No Room For Racism” campaign.
As part of Black History Month and our Premier League Primary Stars delivery, our education team invited Shrewsbury Town FC players along to Milbrook Primary School to teach pupils about diversity and inclusion.
The campaign highlights the togetherness of the football community and its power to unite people with different beliefs and backgrounds. The players shared their experiences from their careers whilst reflecting on the impactful legacy of figures such Mary Seacole and Marcus Rashford. In addition this, the players joined pupils in a range of activities which included designing their own diverse monsters to showcase the differences between their classmates.
It was a special visit for Elliott, as he previously took part in sessions at the primary school having lived in Telford. He has since become an inspirational figure at the school who pupils look up to, with one of the form groups being named after the midfielder.
“Bringing the players along to sessions like this is both powerful and inspiring. We were able to see another side to the players that we don’t usually see, and it’s surely an experience that the pupils will never forget”
– Simon Tisdale, Primary Education Manager