Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall launches Justice Day at Alsop High
Hillsborough campaigner Margaret Aspinall CBE will launch a Justice Day at a Liverpool secondary school today (Thursday 6 April).
Alsop High School in Walton will launch the event today ahead of the 28th anniversary of the tragedy on Saturday 15 April.
The school’s Justice Day will be launched by Margaret Aspinall CBE, chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group.
Margaret’s work, alongside all the members of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has been the driving force in the 27-year campaign for justice for the victims and the bereaved.
‘You Will Never Walk Alone’
The school say the day will explore the wider concept of justice in our society and include readings and performances from local schoolchildren.
The day will commence with a formal act of worship to remember the 96 who died at Hillsborough with special prayers by Rev Jean Flood, Father Daniel Howard and Rev Christel Erving. 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.
Held as part of the school’s FAITH 2017 initiative to bring young people and residents together, the school hope the Justice Day will become an annual feature in the school calendar.
‘Never give up’
Speaking ahead of the event, Mrs Aspinall says: “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.”
Margaret visited the school earlier this week for the premiere of a powerful Holocaust documentary.
Peter Bull, co-ordinator of Faith 2017, adds: “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.”