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TC welcomes local pupils

5 March 2015

United's greatest ever player and Club Ambassador Tony Currie recently gave a group of local pupils a tour of Bramall Lane as part of their conference about 'Respect'.

The 'Respect for all through RE' pupil conference has run all over the country in the last couple of years, bringing pupils together to think about the challenges of living in a world of many religions and communities.

Football clubs have hosted many of these conferences because they have an interest in harmony for all, and recent venues have included Arsenal, Wembley, West Ham and Aston Villa.

Sheffield launched its new RE syllabus last year, and the organisers were pleased they could host the conference at Bramall Lane to promote tolerance and harmony to school pupils under the Blades banner.

Kit Thorne from the Local Authority said "We had a fantastic day of learning about respect for all in relation to different religions with 50+ young people. It was great to see SUFC standing up for respect and hosting the event, and it was impressive to see our 15 year olds taking the lead with our 10 year olds in generating creative ideas for a community where respect is growing.

"I love doing these conferences, and this one felt as if the young people had a real sense of sharing one city, one world."

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