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And we can learn from them. Across the globe, many footballers and other athletes have actively engaged with issues related to peace, racism and social inequities. These voices not only highlight important social and political topics, but also make the school curriculum feel more relevant to pupils – especially some working-class students who are not fully participating in their education. Come hear from Dr Neil Speirs (The University of Edinburgh) about how sport for development is used in practice. Can football really bring about positive social and political change? Have your say!