Alsop High School welcomed Mr Alastair Machray, editor of the Liverpool Echo, as their inspirational speaker at their awards evening.
Mr Machray told a packed hall that in life young people should aim to ‘make a difference’.
He was very complimentary about Alsop, saying that the school inspired him and about Alsop’s staff and pupils having high levels of motivation and genuine ambition.”
He also spoke about the phenomenal examination success, saying that is was “an outstanding achievement that 125 students progressed onto university during September 2017.”
Mr Machray used the example of Margaret Aspinall and Helen Rowling as his two heroes. He told students both these women faced adversity in life and both went on to achieve great things and how they made a difference!
Alastair said: “Margaret Aspinall is my hero and the wisest and bravest women I know. Margaret speaks from the heart and speaks sense.”
The audience listened to some brilliant songs performed by students with exceptional musical ability.
Ms Bruns, deputy headteacher, said: “Each and every prize winner should be exceptionally proud of themselves for their achievements.
“Education is more than the sum of academic success, important though it is. The true measure of our educational provision is the young women and men that result from the values and ethos which will make them true contributors to our society.”
At the end of the evening Mr Mottram, deputy head thanked parents and staff for their support, hard work that enabled students to achieve excellence.
Mrs Ross, associate deputy head, paid tribute to the governing body led by Mrs Marilyn Fielding as flowers were presented to her, as a thank you for her 25 years plus as chair of governors.