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Students at Alsop High School plan a “Great Get Together” to celebrate the life of the late Jo Cox MP.
Students at Alsop have decided to plan a community event to stand together and demonstrate that we do have “more in common.” The Alsop Young Leaders Group have begun preparations for a “The Great Get Together” at Alsop on Saturday 17th June 2017 between noon and 4pm.
They are inviting local people, parents and children from partner primary schools to come into school for a big picnic and “Faith Lunch”. There will be free food with music and entertainment. Liverpool Harmonic Choir and a cabaret artist will be performing on the outdoor stage. Market stalls will sell food, drink, ice-creams and gifts. There will also be traditional stalls like tombola and guess the weight of the cake. There will also be the opportunity and see the state-of-the-art facilities offered by the school.
The Young Leaders are working towards achieving the Archbishop of York Youth Award. This is a unique active citizenship programme which empowers young people to make a difference in their local community whilst growing in key leadership skills at the same time. These young people are very keen to see improvements in their local community and they are determined to “Be the Change you want to See.”
Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher comments:
“The Great Get Together is a fabulous opportunity for Alsop to open our grounds to the community and celebrate we have “more in common. We are delighted that our Alsop Young Leaders want to join communities around the UK to celebrate the life of the late Jo Cox MP.”
The school is very keen to strengthen links with the community and to enhance its role as an educational hub for life-long learning. At a time when many issues that appear to be pulling communities apart the school seeks to strengthen the ties that bind us as a community together and to recognise that "we have far more in common than that which divides us."
Mr Peter Bull, Co-ordinator of FAITH 2017 writes:
“Alsop extends a warm welcome to local residents. and former students to strengthen the ties that bind us together as local communities and to practice our values of hospitality, welcome and generosity.”
This event is in memory of the late Jo Cox MP, who lived her life spreading her belief that we have more in common than divides us. In that spirit, her family and friends are inviting people across the country to mark the anniversary of her murder by organising or attending a celebration in their community on 16-18 June.