Alsop High School has been featured on BBC North West Tonight commemoration for Armistice Day. The high school’s students spoke eloquently about the Walton Pals and led prayers at the base of the Saxon cross in Walton Church.
The BBC used footage taken from the film created by Alsop High School for classroom based Collective Worship to enable young people to commemorate Armistice Day. The film is online to for schools to use. The school’s appearance on North West Tonight can be viewed here:
During the film, Alsop students recall the tale of the Walton Pals. These were a group of friends, who were members of the Walton Church Young Men’s Bible Study Class. During World War One, led by Percy Tucker, they joined the Liverpool King’s Regiment. They all joined up together and went off to fight on the Western Front in France. They fought together during the Battle of the Somme and unfortunately, they died together. The name of Percy J. Tucker appears on the Thiepval Memorial in France.
Rev Fiona Pennie, Interim Priest, at Walton Parish Church commented:
“It was great privilege to welcome students from Alsop to St Marys. We are delighted these young people were able to recall the tale of the Walton Pals, who joined up together and died on the Western Front in France.”
Mr Peter Bull, Head of RE speaking after the school appeared on North West Tonight, added:
“This film is so poignant and moving. Our students have achieved something wonderful to be shared with schools across Liverpool and beyond.”
The full film, which in part was shown on North West Tonight can be viewed, via the following link: