A POLICE officer who became Merseyside’s first black female inspector gave Wirral pupils a motivational lesson in equality.
Irene Afful spoke to key stage three and year 10 pupils Wirral Hospitals’ School about her career and the importance of equality in the work place.
The visit was organised by Wirral Council’s minority ethnic achievement service.
Irene currently works with the college of policing, who are commissioned to deliver a national programme to improve the recruitment, development, progression and retention of black and minority ethnic officers and staff.
Inspector Afful said: “I was impressed with the level of understanding the students displayed and the intelligent questions posed.
“Their contribution and engagement was a delight to see.
“It is vitally important to teach our young people about diversity and valuing difference as our society changes, so that they can become role models to others.
“I was so impressed with the ethos of the school and the dedication of the staff I met that I intend to offer my continued support in a voluntary capacity.”
Helen O’Loughlin, personal social health economic education co-ordinator at Wirral Hospitals’ School said “The visit by Irene Afful was another very important contribution to students’ awareness and understanding of the increasingly multi-cultural society in which we live.
“We feel privileged that Irene has offered her continued support and expertise.”
Source: Wirral Globe – http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/12967939.Police_inspector_s_lesson_in_equality_for_Wirral_pupils/