As part of our ongoing commitment to tackle hate crime and raise awareness across South Yorkshire, we’ll be running our Hate Hurts School Competition again this year after such a fantastic response in 2017.
Last year’s winners, a group of students at Meadstead Primary Academy in Barnsley, got to go on a school class trip to the Tropical Butterfly House after they submitted a rap highlighting how hate crime affects victims.
This year, ahead of Hate Crime Awareness Week in October (which runs from Saturday 13 – Saturday 20 October), we’re giving schools across South Yorkshire a chance to start thinking about their competition entries. And the prize this year… a chance for your class to spend a day at Rotherham United FC’s New York Stadium!
All you have to do is get creative with your classmates and friends, and tell us what you think about hate crime and how it makes you feel.
Hate crimes and incidents are when somebody does or says something horrible to another person because of the colour of their skin, where they are from, their religion, a disability, or whether they like boys, girls or both.
We want to hear from you – how would this make you feel? How do you think it makes others feel? Tell us your thoughts by writing a song, rap or poem.