World News – GB – ‘We are all the same and we are all human’ – Leeds United’s Tyler Roberts talks with schoolchildren about racism


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The First Team star made a special virtual appearance during a video call earlier this week with students from Kirkstall Valley Elementary School

They were attending an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) workshop organized by the Leeds United Foundation

The Welsh international was greeted with chants from Leeds United and applause from the youngsters when he appeared on a video call, after an introduction by coaches from the club’s official charity

The students had a series of questions ready for the attacker and took turns getting up and asking their question in front of the rest of their class

During the video call, the 21-year-old striker said: “It’s really important to understand the importance of having a diverse community, I grew up in a community where there was a lot of people from different backgrounds, and I can see it’s the same in this class

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« It is important that you are all together and kind to each other and that you enjoy every moment that you spend together

“There was a time when I was younger and a little bit of racism happened while I was with a group of friends from my football team and I was lucky that the ‘one of them stepped in and said no it’s not fair that you say that

« Even though it was nice to know that I had people supporting me and supporting me, it still makes you feel like all eyes are on you and you are on your own, c was a horrible feeling

« It just shows that we’re all the same and we’re all human, we should just be proud of that and happy to be together and pushing each other out »

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He was keen to get involved in the EDI project implemented by the Foundation in order to learn more about what the workshops entail, to hear some of the stories the young people had produced on their own travels and to answer a few questions which hopefully would help them expand their knowledge on the important topic

The Leeds United Foundation is running a six-week project at Kirkstall Valley Primary School as part of the Premier League Primary Stars program, together exploring the topic of equality, diversity and inclusion

With the help and support of local author Tom Palmer and local artist and teacher Burley Banksy, students will eventually be tasked with writing their own stories, describing their origins and the different cultures they they met before designing covers that will be painted on a mural outside of the school to show off their fantastic efforts

Leeds United, Tyler Roberts, school, Premier League, Kirkstall Valley Primary School, student

News from the world – GB – « We are all the same and we are all human » – United’s Leeds Tyler Roberts talks racism with schoolchildren



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