World-renowned Walton Centre neurosurgeon speaks at Alsop Awards Evening

On Thursday 15th November, World-renowned Walton Centre neurosurgeon, Mr Paul May gave an inspirational speech and awarded prizes for excellence at the annual Alsop Awards Evening.

Mr May spoke about the Walton Centre and Alsop High School being two great institutions of North Liverpool, with key attributes of compassion and engagement. He said “Alsop stands for inclusivity and respect for others” He spoke about the importance of self-belief as a key attribute of character and how the school has inspired so many former students to have a social conscience and achieve great things.

The evening celebrated the outstanding achievement of students throughout the school. The evening included musical items performed by a host of talented students. Mr Joe Mangan, Headteacher spoke about how he never ceases to be amazed, by the achievements of Alsop students and their desire to be involved in the life of both school and community.

During the evening, Mr May presented students with a specially commissioned centenary medal and mug to celebrate the schools centenary.

Head Girl, Chloe Judge performed the final musical item, “Hero”, in memory of the late Sean Mc Intyre, a member of Year 10 who lost his brave battle with cancer. Mr Mangan spoke about how Sean fully engaged in the life of Alsop and how he was an inspiration to us all. He then presented a Special Prize in memory of Sean.

Mr May commented: “I’m in a privileged position to be able to pass on aspirations, to tell students that there’s no barrier to becoming a neurosurgeon, it’s about ability and commitment. Alsop is a fantastic school; it’s a very community and socially responsible school, and a real privilege to present awards to their outstanding students.”

This well attended evening had a buoyant atmosphere. After the event, a parent wrote a lovely accolade to the school.

“Incredible night from an incredible school! Teachers with passion, heart and belief in ALL students.”

I’m so proud to be a small part of this school. Alsop High School has changed the lives of all three of my children. You are outstanding.”