Champion of the Month: March

Malachi was nominated by Premier League Primary Stars co-ordinator Chris Manning for taking an active role in anti-racism discussions, whilst becoming one of his school’s anti-racism Champions.

Malachi’s ultimate goal is to eradicate all forms of racism in the community and feels that he can empower others to make a positive impact. “We can all play a small part in achieving equality for our own community”.

Chris said “In our PLPS workshops, we cover topics including racism. Malachi took an active role in discussions and shared his own experiences of racism to others in his class. He was keen to become a Greenbank anti-racism champion and to share lessons learned from the workshop with pupils across other year groups in the school. Malachi's favourite Liverpool player is Trent Alexander-Arnold, who he draws inspiration from”.

Greenbank headteacher Ms Wrigley said “At Greenbank we aim to provide a learning environment where all children can achieve their highest potential and to foster a climate where all children are treated equally, regardless of difference. We want them to feel secure and can grow in both confidence and self-esteem. We are exceptionally proud of Malachi for representing our school values with regards to diversity and we are proud this has been recognised through him being presented with this award”.

Malachi’s class teacher, Mrs Lee, said “Malachi shows great enthusiasm to voice his beliefs regarding all forms of racism and the importance of eradicating it from society today. Within the classroom and in the PLPS workshop, he openly shares his own experiences with racism and its affects and uses this to educate others”.

Primary stars is a school-based programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and Liverpool Football Club to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills. Available to every primary school in Liverpool city region and beyond, we deliver high quality PE and education interventions alongside a robust calendar of extra curriculum support. Last season, the LFC Foundation engaged over 10,000 primary school children through the PL Primary Stars programme through in-school activation, non-curricular activity, and virtual support.

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