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No Room for Racism - Youth voices


No Room for Racism - Youth voices

KS1/Foundation, KS2
Diversity, Fairness

These films feature young people talking to Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC football players about the impact and consequences of racism, as well as how to be an ally and support your friends.

Use the films and the discussion questions in the teacher guide to encourage pupils to think about the effects of discrimination, and reflect on how they can help to create a better, fairer society.

You will find classroom activities to support these films in the following packs:

This is Everyone's Game - Black voices
No Room for Racism - Racism and inclusion
No Room for Racism - Stereotyping
No Room for Racism - Video pack

Learning outcomes

Pupils will learn:

  • how to respond in the event of witnessing or experiencing racism
  • how to support other people who may have experienced racism
  • why we should embrace and celebrate differences.

Film: Youth voices and Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace FC defender, Nathan Ferguson, is joined by his father and a group of young people to talk about racism, allyship and the benefits of diversity.


Film: Youth voices and Liverpool FC

This film is a conversation between Liverpool FC defender, Joël Matip and a group of young people. They talk openly about past experiences of racial discrimination and offer opinions about how racism should be challenged.


Film: Youth Voices and Watford FC

A group of students and Watford defender, Christian Kabasele talk about their experiences of racial discrimination and highlight the importance of education in challenging it. Use the teacher-facing guide and adapt the suggested questions (associated with the Crystal Palace FC and Liverpool FC videos) to facilitate a classroom discussion. 


Film: Why players take the knee?

Play this short, inspirational film to understand why Premier League football players take the knee before playing a game.


Youth voices - Teacher guide

This is a teacher-facing document including prompts and discussion questions that can be used alongside the youth voice films to facilitate classroom discussions.


Racism and inclusion - Teacher guide

This is a teacher-facing document that introduces the topic of racism and includes key information and tips for delivering the lesson. Display the key topic vocabulary (found at the end of the document) to support pupils' discussions.