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Downham pupils inspired by Norfolk Police for International Women’s Day




Norfolk Police delivered workshops to girls in Year 10 at Downham Market Academy on Friday for International Women’s Day.

The aim of the workshops was to help raise the girls’ aspirations for their future careers and to help them think about the varied opportunities available to them.

A spokeswoman for Norfolk Police said the full day event would provide aspirations for work that may be male dominated.

Downham Market Academy Sixth FormHost International Women’s Day . Pictured From Norfolk Constabulary Charlotte Simon.. Cathy Hammerton.. (30945642)
Downham Market Academy Sixth FormHost International Women’s Day . Pictured From Norfolk Constabulary Charlotte Simon.. Cathy Hammerton.. (30945642)

The day included presentations from both police officers and staff, including Corporate Communications, Digital Delivery, and Professional Standards.

Dawn Clarke, from Norfolk Constabulary’s Forum, said: "This is not purely a recruitment exercise to get girls to join the police. Our aim is to help girls think about their strengths, broaden their understanding of what roles are available and generally raise aspirations.

"We want to get them thinking about their future employment and opportunities, particularly in roles that tend to be more male dominated.”

Downham Market Academy Sixth FormHost International Women’s Day . Pictured on RightFrom Norfolk Constabulary. Cathy Hammerton.. (30945643)
Downham Market Academy Sixth FormHost International Women’s Day . Pictured on RightFrom Norfolk Constabulary. Cathy Hammerton.. (30945643)

Assistant chief constable Julie Wvendth said: “International Women’s Day gives us the opportunity to pay tribute to all female officers and staff who have worked in Norfolk over the decades – but it also gives us the opportunity to look to the future.

“We believe that women can do anything and be whatever they want. We want to inspire the next generation of young women, like those before who inspired us.”


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