Alsop Receives National Accolade

for Community Work

Students at Alsop High School attend National Crimebeat Awards of the High Sheriffs’ Association in the presence of HRH the Duchess of Gloucester and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, CBE, QPM.

This week the Alsop FAITH 2017 initiative received national recognition at the National Crimebeat Awards for community engagement in North Liverpool. The National Crimebeat Awards honour schools and organisations who run successful crime-prevention projects for young people. Alsop received the award “for their outstanding contribution to helping to reduce crime and create a safer community” in north Liverpool.

Students from the school travelled to London to deliver a presentation in front of a distinguished audience, including HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Ms Cressida Dick. The school gained 2 nd Place and won a £500 cash prize. Year 8 students dined in a Bloomsbury hotel, joined an open top bus tour of London and journeyed on the London Eye.

The Year 8 students were accompanied by Mr Stephen Burrows, DL, High Sheriff of Merseyside, who praised their involvement as part of the FAITH 2017 initiative.

Mr Burrows comments:

“The award recognises the appreciation of the residents and people for Alsop’s contribution for enhancing the life of the community.”

Barbara Wilding, CBE QPM, Chair of National Crimebeat, said:

"We received a record number of entries for the 2018 awards many of a very high standard. FAITH2017 impressed the judges very much. We were delighted to award Alsop students 2nd Place at this prestigious ceremony.

Alsop developed the FAITH 2017 initiative to foster cohesion and develop pride in the wider community of North Liverpool. FAITH 2017 initiative recently won the prestigious “Community Partnership” Award at the 2017 Educate Awards.

Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher, comments:

“We are delighted to receive this accolade from National Crimebeat in recognition for Alsop’s contribution to the life of our community. Alsop has worked hard to build stronger links with parents and residents in both the immediate and wider North Liverpool community. As the school approaches it’s centenary in 2019 our core aim is to impact upon the wider community and contribute to the regeneration of North Liverpool.”

Peter Bull, Co-ordinator of FAITH 2017 comments:

“We are delighted that Alsop has received this National Crimebeat Award 2018. We are proud that Alsop students were able to speak to an audience of distinguished guests about their efforts to build a stronger and safer community. The students are a real credit to their families.”

The aim of the award is to recognise the excellent and reward the professionalism of schools making an outstanding contribution to and impact within their wider community.The school has worked closely with Jenny Sinclair, daughter of the late Bishop David Sheppard, and Director of Together for the Common Good to develop FAITH 2017.

Jenny comments:

"Alsop thoroughly deserved to be awarded 2nd place in the National Crimebeat Award 2018. It gave me great pleasure to attend the ceremony and see young people speaking with passion about how they can take an active part in their community. We believe that a school rooted in its community can be a force for the common good: Alsop have shown how this can work.”

This faith based initiative was delivered in partnership with Together for the Common Good, Liverpool SACRE, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, Liverpool Diocese, churches of all denominations, fellow faith traditions and community groups.

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