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Rashford included in GCSE media courses for his social media activism

Rashford included in GCSE course for his social media activism

The England International has been very active on social media to fight against racism, poverty and homelessness in recent years.

Marcus Rashford will have pupils studying his use of social media as a tool of activism in their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) media studies this year.

Rashford has used his social media platform to fight racism as well as persuading the UK government to continue feeding school children.

With this medium, he was awarded an MBE for his effortlessness to see that vulnerable children are fed during the height of the pandemic.

Students in the UK will now take classes on the use of social media for such causes with Rashford as the reference.

This was revealed by the exam board as they look to modernise and diversify their curriculum.

“This new addition to the course is part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We are also establishing an equality, diversity and inclusion expert group to consider representation in the curriculum and assessment – and to ensure that decisions are informed by people who represent the full diversity of society,” a statement of their website read.

“Marcus Rashford has successfully used social media to promote his campaigns on food poverty, homelessness and books for children, and influenced government policy on food vouchers during the school holidays.

He was also commended for his comments and response to the racist abuse he himself and other Black England footballers received, after the Euro 2020 finals this summer.

“Last year he encouraged numerous individuals and commercial companies to participate in fundraising and direct action to help people in need, receiving an MBE for services to vulnerable children in the UK during the height of the pandemic. He also became the youngest person to top The Sunday Times Giving List after he helped to raise £20m for the food charity FareShare.”

Meanwhile, the 23-year old has vouched to continue to promote good causes and fight against poverty in England.

“I’d be doing that community and my family a disservice if I did not use my platform to speak on behalf of the millions whose voices are not being heard,” he said earlier this month.

“What interests me is working together to find sustainable solutions.

The long-term effects of a global pandemic will not be resolved with short-term relief packages. So it’s time for us all to unite with the passion we saw during the Euros and make sure every child in this country is given a fair chance, and that child hunger is eradicated.”

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