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'Draw Together Challenge helped us talk about diversity'

7 Oct 2021
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Take a look at some of our favourite entries from this year's challenge, which pledges support to those who face discrimination

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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.

Learning about allyship

"Our school is extremely proud of the diversity in its community," said Kathryn Lamb, Year 6 teacher at Jesson's C of E Primary School in Dudley. "The town, although categorised by high levels of poverty and deprivation, is a place of inclusion and tolerance towards many religions, races and ethnicities.

"This is reflected in our cohort and my Year 6 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 of our favourites in the gallery below.

How to take the challenge

Children can still take on the challenge by visiting Premier League Primary Stars, the League's curriculum-linked primary education programme.

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.

Draw Together Challenge 2021

Left: Matilda, King's Priory Primary, Tynemouth; right: Florence, Lockwood Primary, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

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Left: Eve, Laleham CofE Primary School, Staines; right: Danna, Earlsmead School, London

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Left: George, Watermore Primary School, Bristol; right: Zack, Wales Primary School, Sheffield

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Left: Noah, Shibden Head Primary, Bradford; right: Jaiden, Woodford Halse Primary Academy, Daventry

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Left: Isla, Riverside Primary, Tadcaster; right: Dalisto, Holy Family Primary, Liverpool

Draw Together Challenge v5

Left: Hannah, Bengeworth Academy Primary, Evesham; right: Jude, Holy Trinity Primary, Liverpool

Draw Together Challenge v6

Left: Amneet, Cecil Road Primary and Nursery, Gravesend; right: William, Garfield Primary, London

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Left: Wasi, Robin Hood Academy, London; right: Harry, Lakeside Primary Academy, York

Draw Together Challenge v8

Left: Youssef, Springdale Primary School, Wolverhampton; right: Maria, Our Lady of Victories Primary, London

Draw Together Challenge v9

Left: Isabelle, St Robert's First School, Morpeth, Northumberland; right: Amelie, Sebright School, London

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