Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 07/12/2012. Tags: Primary School News
School children are being urged to "say no to racism" under a new initiative that has been launched to raise awareness of the importance of being fair to people of all backgrounds.
Trinity College Dublin's Children's Research Centre and Children, Migration and Diversity Project has launched the Be Fair programme, the Journal reports.
The centre introduced the initiative after recent research revealed racial bullying
and racist behaviour has been experienced by children aged as young as five or six.
A fact sheet has been produced that will be distributed to teachers
in every primary school in Ireland later this month and it covers how schools can deal with racism, recognise the issue and its harmful effects.
The Be Fair project is also piloting a workbook that has been developed for teachers to use as a resource for children in 4th, 5th and 6th level classes.
It aims to teach youngsters they must be fair and respectful to all children in school communities.
Written by Donal Walsh