INSPIRATIONAL women who have built a career with an ambulance service are visiting hundreds of school children across the region this week.

The women from North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) will celebrate International Women’s Day with a special motivational talk or workshop.

Women of all ages with a range of careers from HR advisors to community specialist paramedics are taking to assembly halls and classrooms throughout the week to inspire school children and share their stories of success.

International Women’s Day is observed globally on March 8 every year and is a celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women with the aim to promote equality and challenge stereotypes and bias.

Director of organisational development for NWAS Michael Forrest, said: “We think it’s really important that everybody is given equal opportunities and International Women’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate this.

Over 20 women will attend 22 schools in total each talking about their own personal experiences, with some speaking in assemblies while others will offer bespoke workshops or attend special events.