PRIMARY school pupils in Bury have won out in the annual Show Racism the Red Card School Competition.

Two of the winners of this year’s competition are Musa Al Tahir, for the Years 1-4 category, and Hafsah Karim, in the Year 7 category, both from Chesham Primary School on Talbot Grove.

Peter Hudson, headteacher said: “I am incredibly proud that they have done so well. They are both very talented and this just goes to show their artistic skill.

“The message of the work is also very important, as it speaks to a very important issue that we are still tackling today.

“Primary school children do not see race or colour as an issue, and if we could expand that microcosm of tolerance around the whole world, it would be a much better place.

“They are very thoughtful and do not care about the colour of another child’s skin, they will play with anyone which is wonderful to see and very reassuring that the future is in safe hands.”

Musa, aged eight, is a winner not just in the Years 1-4 category, but will also receive a special memorial award for his artwork, which will feature in Show Racism the Red Card’s 2022 Calendar.

His work was selected by Rita Taylor, widow of former England boss Graham, and his daughter Kim Colley, for the Graham Tayor OBE Memorial Award.

Musa will also receive prizes from Kickers/Pentland, EA SPORTS, Hunter Boots & Usborne Publishing.

The competition, now in its 22nd year, is free to enter for all young people of school age, and divided into artwork, creative writing and multimedia categories, and is funded by UNISON, the National Education Union, Unite the Union, the PFA, Potts Print UK and the FA.

The organisation is the UK’s largest anti-racism education charity and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.