On Thursday, April 1, 2004 the Post reported...

CLYDEBANK kids are coming up trumps in a bid to battle racism.

Primary five pupils from St Stephen’s scooped a £500 cash windfall, thanks to their efforts in the anti-racism competition.

And Goldenhill Primary pupil Carolyn Knox won a West Dunbartonshire-wide anti-racism calendar competition.

The St Stephen’s youngsters penned a rap promoting inclusion for the contest, backed by the EIS teaching union and awareness charity ‘Show Racism the Red Card’.

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Open to pupils from primaries five to seven, throughout Scotland, the children battled off stiff competition from as far afield as Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Pupils were presented with the £500 cheque to spend on school equipment at a glittering ceremony in Hampden Park by Celtic’s Barcelona hero John Kennedy and Rangers defender Alan Hutton.

Class teacher Mary Mochan told the Post: “They were as high as kites, but they had a wonderful time.”

Meanwhile Carolyn Knox attended a special presentation at Glasgow City Chambers after her entry for a calendar competition was chosen as the best.

The 11-year-old was joined by four runners-up from the area at the awards ceremony, who were presented with book tokens and certificates.