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This is Everyone's Game - Black Voices


This is Everyone's Game - Black Voices

Diversity, Equality, Identity

In these films, Divock Origi (Liverpool FC) and Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women's FC) talk to celebrated children's author, Sharna Jackson, about their childhoods, careers, and experiences as Black football players competing at the highest level.

Use these films and resources to support your children's learning about the topics of diversity, racism and inclusion and ambitions for the future. 

Don't forget to check out the Design a poster challenge - children can create a poster that supports the Premier League's No Room for Racism message! 

Learning outcomes

Pupils will be able to understand:

  • what diversity is and why it is important
  • the impact that racism can have on people
  • why it is good to learn and celebrate Black History.

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This is Everyone's Game - Divock Origi

Divock Origi speaks to Sharna Jackson about his career, his African heritage and what he enjoys about being part of a diverse team at Liverpool FC.


Racism and Inclusion with Divock Origi

Use this optional worksheet to help pupils reflect on the importance of inclusion, and the negative impact that racism can have.

Keywords are included to help reinforce key vocabulary relating to the topic.


Celebrating Black history

Black football players have made huge contributions to the Premier League and to English football more generally.

Download this Fact File worksheet to help your pupils research and create a profile of their Black History Hero! 


This is Everyone's Game - Demi Stokes

Demi Stokes talks to Sharna Jackson about her upbringing, early love of football, and her thoughts on why we should all celebrate our heritage and identity.


Diversity with Demi Stokes

Download this optional worksheet to reinforce key vocabulary from the film, and discuss the topic of diversity.


Extra time: Design a poster

Let's challenge discrimination together!

We would like children to get creative and design a poster to support the Premier League's No Room for Racism message.

Share your class posters by email to or tweet it to @PLCommunities and hashtag #PLPrimaryStars and #NoRoomForRacism for a chance to be featured on You could also win one of our incredible Premier League Writing Stars poetry books, featuring a range of poems about diversity, written by pupils and famous friends of Premier League Primary Stars.