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Lowe leading calls for a more inclusive society

9 November 2016

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Jason Lowe has been quick to join forces with Kick It Out to promote an anti-discrimination message to children at a school in Mill Hill.

In a week that has seen a major report condemn an apparent 'increase in segregation' within Blackburn, the Rovers captain and 'Next 20' ambassador for the Kick It Out campaign travelled to St Aidan's C of E Primary School, where he and fellow former England U21 star Paul Mortimer delivered a special assembly highlighting positive social interaction.
A workshop from the hugely likeable Mortimer, formerly of Aston Villa and Charlton Athletic, was followed by a Q&A with Lowe, who answered questions based on the themes of the pro-tolerance campaign and a selection of other teasers about life as a Rovers player.
Lowe became a 'Next 20' ambassador after being appalled by the racist treatment that he witnessed black team-mates receiving whilst on England U21 duty in Serbia four years ago, and has undertaken a number of visits to schools to assist Kick It Out's work ever since.
His latest visit came just a matter of days after a report from two professors at Open Democracy called on the Government to act after naming Blackburn as a town with a 'trend towards isolation'.
Speaking after his talk to the year four, five and six pupils, Lowe explained:

"I really enjoyed coming to St Aidan's in my role as Rovers' Kick It Out ambassador today. The ultimate goal is getting the message across and hopefully making the children think about how they treat each other and not to discriminate against others. The pupils were really enthusiastic and engaged with the campaign, which is fantastic to see, as it is a very important message and one I'm proud to represent."

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