Victorious pupils show racism the red card

Members of Hexthorpe Primary School's cartoon club have won a national competition after creating an animation to promote 'Show Racism the Red Card'. Pictured back l-r are Aaron Singh, Tamsin Diawni, Patrycja Sobczak, Charlie Cook, and Marc Shaw, all eight. Front l-r are Kian Goodenough, eight, Izzy Nixon, seven, Harry Hallgate, Callum Shentall, and Rueben Brookes, all eight.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2168LM

Members of Hexthorpe Primary School's cartoon club have won a national competition after creating an animation to promote 'Show Racism the Red Card'. Pictured back l-r are Aaron Singh, Tamsin Diawni, Patrycja Sobczak, Charlie Cook, and Marc Shaw, all eight. Front l-r are Kian Goodenough, eight, Izzy Nixon, seven, Harry Hallgate, Callum Shentall, and Rueben Brookes, all eight. Picture: Liz Mockler D2168LM

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A GROUP of children has won a national competition for their animated film as part of the campaign to kick racism into touch.

The afterschool cartoon club at Hexthorpe Primary School won first prize in the Show Racism the Red Card competition by creating a two minute animation complete with puppets, a rap written and performed by pupils and some cartoons.

The group will be presented with their first prize award today at Old Trafford by two first team players from Manchester United, although the players have not been revealed yet. They will also meet other supporters of the campaign including Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean and player Yakubu.

Teacher Phil Sheppard, who runs the club, said: “The club is made up of 30 pupils from years three to five.

“They are very excited about going, we have a few Manchester United fans in the club and a lot of the club are going to be wearing their football shirts.”

The Hexthorpe cartoon club beat 600 other schools to win the All Ages and Abilities Multi Media Category in the FA backed competition.