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Alsop community ambassadors

This week Christine Banks, the Lord Mayor of Liverpool recognised the efforts of a group of students from Alsop High School who have completed over 50 hours of community engagement work in north Liverpool.

Alsop students served lunch to the Lord Mayor, Dan Carden MP, community partners and residents at a community lunch organised by Rev Jean Flood and the parishioners of St Aidan’s Church, Cherry Lane, Walton.

The students, who are part of the Alsop Year 8 nurture group, were delighted to receive certificates of achievement from the Lord Mayor.

Before awarding the certificates, Councillor Banks spoke about the impact that volunteers can have within their communities. Councillor Banks spoke about how older people need to be positive role models and foster a sense of respect and kindness within their communities.

Ms Walsh, assistant SENCO said: “It has been an absolute delight to watch this group of students grow in both confidence and maturity. These students have assisted at our weekly inter-generational lunch clubs and completed social action projects.

“They have put into practice our #BeKind initiative and they understand what it means to contribute to community life. They are a credit to their families and our school community.”

During the lunch, the students listened to Dan Carden, MP for Liverpool, Walton. Mr Carden spoke about his vision for Walton and creating opportunities for young people. The students had the opportunity to meet Mr Carden and speak about their concerns.

Mr Bull, head of RE, said: “It was an accolade to see these students rewarded for the hours they have invested in voluntary activity.

“The formation of character is so important and we need to equip young people with the skills to enable them to take their place as active citizens within their communities.”

Rev Jean Flood, Vicar of St Aidan’s said: “It was great to see so many members of the north Liverpool community at this event. I was delighted to see community partners meet, interact and discuss how they can make north Liverpool, a better place to live and work.

“I would like to thank our Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Banks and Dan Carden for attending. I would also like to thank Alsop High School students for serving drinks and assisting on the day.”

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