Schoolchildren teamed up with Leyton Orient players for this year’s annual Show Racism the Red Card event.

Ninety pupils from Snaresbrook Primary School in South Woodford and Newport Primary School in Leyton were welcomed to the Breyer Group Stadium on Wednesday, October 3.

The day saw the youngsters take part in a workshop led by representatives from Show Racism the Red Card, an education charity which has been working with the O’s for the past nine years.

Guests were treated to a preview screening of the campaign’s latest video, which features familiar faces from the world of football discussing the issues of racism and discrimination in sport.

The day ended players Dean Brill and George Elokobi taking part in a Q and A session alongside retired footballer Francis Duku and ex-O’s player Scott McGleish, focusing on topics such as hate crime and racism.

Mr Elokobi said: “This is very important for us because we are a multicultural nation and to be able to pass on this education about racism to the younger generation is vital for this country moving forward.

“This event will enlighten the kids on how to deal with racism if they ever suffer from it, and if someone else is being a victim, what they can do to help that person.

“It’s important for us to put on sessions like this on at the football club and to invite schools to come so we can educate the kids, because the kids are the future.”

Mr Brill added: “Knowledge is power. The more we talk about these things the better, so many people can be informed and get as much knowledge as we can out there.”