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Anti-racism lessons for Wirral schools
9:44am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
School pupils and staff in Wirral are to be offered training to help them tackle racism.
Sessions will include advice on identifying, challenging and preventing racism and hate crimes.
A particular focus will be placed on recent high-profile cases, including a look at the life of murdered Liverpool teenager Anthony Walker.
The initiative has been launched in Black History Month which, for the past 26 years, has taken place every Octoberand aims to educate young people on black heritage and celebrate African and Caribbean culture.
The training will be provided by staff from Wirral Council’s Minority Ethnic Achievement Service, with support from Merseyside Police and school staff.
Schools will learn how to draft an anti-racism policy, how to embed race equality and how to deal with instances of racism, including correct identification and reporting.
Councillor Tony Smith, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Challenging racism and promoting diversity should be at the core of Britain’s education system and these training sessions recognise that.
“It is particularly fitting that these sessions should be offered around Black History Month.”
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