Over the last six months, primary school children have been working hard on the Premier League's Draw Together Challenge, expressing their support for those who face discrimination. The challenge, set by CBeebies presenter Ben Cajee, inspired primary school children to draw or paint a picture on the theme of allyship, detailing the positive action they would take to help challenge discriminatory behaviour. For schools across England and Wales, it has sparked conversations around diversity that will have lasting impacts.
Kathryn Lamb, a teacher involved in the project, said: "My class are always enthusiastic to talk about all matters related to diversity, as it is something they all feel passionately about. They loved learning about allyship and considering ways they could improve themselves and educate others. This project offered the pupils a chance to come together after being apart for so long and also helped inspire the establishment of a girls' football team at school."
Nearly 2,000 drawings were submitted and you can take a look at some in the gallery on the Premier League website here. Children can still take on the challenge by visiting Premier League Primary Stars. The Draw Together Challenge is just one of the ways in which the Premier League is tackling discrimination as part of its No Room For Racism Action Plan.
The Premier League's Primary Stars scheme provides free, flexible and easy-to-use curriculum-linked teaching resources for schools. Using the power of football, the programme offers a host of free resources to teachers and pupils to encourage youngsters to learn, be active and develop important life skills. More on Draw Together can be seen here.