Alsop receives national accolade for community work

Students at Alsop High School attended the National Crimebeat Awards of the High Sheriffs’ Association after their Alsop FAITH 2017 initiative received national recognition for community engagement in north Liverpool.

The award was received in the presence of HRH the Duchess of Gloucester and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, CBE, QPM.

The National Crimebeat Awards honour schools and organisations that run successful crime-prevention projects for young people. Alsop received the award “for their outstanding contribution to helping to reduce crime and create a safer community” in north Liverpool.

Students from the school travelled to London to deliver a presentation after the school gained second place and won a £500 cash prize. Mr Stephen Burrows, DL, High Sheriff of Merseyside, who praised their involvement as part of the FAITH 2017 initiative, accompanied the students.

Alsop developed the FAITH 2017 initiative to foster cohesion and develop pride in the wider community of North Liverpool. FAITH 2017 initiative recently won the prestigious “Community Partnership” Award at the 2017 Educate Awards.

Mr Joe Mangan, headteacher, said: “We are delighted to receive this accolade from National Crimebeat in recognition for Alsop’s contribution to the life of our community. Alsop has worked hard to build stronger links with parents and residents in both the immediate and wider North Liverpool community.

“As the school approaches its’ centenary in 2019 our core aim is to impact upon the wider community and contribute to the regeneration of North Liverpool.”

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