Hillsborough Justice Day at Alsop High School

Alsop High School will be holding a Justice Day on Thursday 6 th April. This Creative Learning Day will be formally launched by Mrs Margaret Aspinall, Chair of Hillsborough Family Support Group. The school hope that this will be an annual feature of the school calendar.

The day will commence with a formal act of worship to remember the 96 who died at Hillsborough. Special prayers will be led by Rev Canon Ellen Loudon, Director of Social Justice of Liverpool Diocese. It will also include readings and musical items from the Alsop Vocal Group.


The school will also welcome a combined choir from St Mary’s West Derby and Pinehurst Primary schools. These young people will sing a special rendition of You Will Never Walk Alone.

Mrs Aspinall is looking forward to speaking to the students. She comments:

“I will be speaking about how the families never gave up in their fight for justice. I've always urged people who are fighting any unjust cause to never, ever give up. My message will be to stay strong, keep knocking on doors and most importantly learn to trust. My message to the children will be to always keep hope in their hearts.”

During the day students will consider the wider concept of justice including Social Justice and Justice in the developing world.

Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher comments:

“As a school we are keen that the memories of Hillsborough are kept alive. We are delighted that Margaret Aspinall will tell students about her inspirational fight for justice."


The Justice Day is part of the FAITH 2017 initiative which is being co-ordinated by Alsop.

Peter Bull Co-ordinator of FAITH 2017 comments:

“It is important that students remember the events of 1989. Hillsborough has a legacy and students need to understand the concept of justice, not only about Hillsborough but in the wider society.”


If you want to know anything about the Faith 2017 initiative or feel you can help please contact office@alsophigh.org.uk