A young girl gives us an account of how she was the victim of verbal racism and physical bullying in her school. She explains what the bullies subjected her to and what action she took. We also hear poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah, with the intention of making youngsters see that racism is wrong and that inside we are all the same.

First broadcast:
11 May 2007

You could examine the terms prejudice, discrimination and racism with examples. You could take the class through a carefully managed experiential activity on discrimination, treating children in the class with a particular attribute, for example curly hair, much more favourably than others and denying the rights of others. When all the children have experienced discrimination, process this activity with the class. How did they feel? Was it fair? Referring to the clip, children could consider the reasons for the girls' racist behaviour. What would happen if behaviour like that happened in our school? Why is it important to tell a member of staff? You could talk about the way racist incidents are or would be managed in the school explaining the schools' anti-racist policy. You could consider the poet's words 'we should celebrate our difference......even though we're different we can all be treated equal' and ask how we can celebrate differences in our class.