Lucy shows racism the red card and wins national competition

Lucy Eccles.
Lucy Eccles.

Creative six-year-old Lucy Eccles from Giffnock Primary showed racism the boot when she outplayed other youngsters to net first prize in a national competition.

And the young designer received her award at Hampden Park from football pundit David Tanner, where she also met Scotland and Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

The Show Racism the Red Card competition encourages participants to produce anti-racism and anti-sectarianism themed artwork in any medium. Lucy’s poster design landed her first place in her age group category, and the title of overall winner of the Primary Schools in Scotland.

Around 1,000 young people across Scotland took part in this year’s competition with entrants from as far as the Isle of Skye and Aberdeen.

Lucy also won family match day tickets for the Scottish Cup Final.

Lucy Eccles said: “The day was awesome.”

Depute Headteacher at Giffnock primary, Ms Rawley said: “Promoting equality is really important to us at Giffnock. Working with charities such as Show racism the Red Card can enhance our learning and teaching programmes as well as providing excellent professional development training for staff too. We thank the charity for all their hard work and for a wonderful day for Lucy and her family. Never forgotten!”

Dougal Sutherland (8) in P3 was also awarded a highly commended prize of Show Racism the red card goody bag, for his entry.