The Faith 2017 initiative won the prestigious Community Partnership Award at the prestigious 2017 Educate Awards ceremony in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 17th November 2017.
FAITH 17 involved a six-month programme of activities to foster community cohesion and highlight that, “We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than the things that divide us.” Faith 2017 inspired young people to be compassionate, responsible citizens able to listen to others, discover common values and work together in their communities.
The 2017 Educate Awards is the one night of the year where the excellence of schools in the Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Lancashire is celebrated and rewarded in a unique fashion, bringing together inspiring leaders and support staff to showcase the brilliance within the region’s education sector.
The Community Partnership Award, sponsored by Liverpool Diocese, was presented by, the Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt. Rev. Paul Bayes.
Bishop Paul comments:
“Congratulations to Alsop for their outstanding partnership work in north Liverpool and beyond. Faith 2017 was an outstanding, robust six-month programme in which the school was leading the community. Well Done Alsop High School!”
Alastair Machray, Editor of the Echo endorsed the submission. He wrote:
“Alsop is a school not just IN a community, but a school LEADING a community. This community has its share of problems. At Alsop, I saw only solutions. Alsop - the school, the staff, the pupils - inspired me. If ever an initiative deserves rewarding, then it is FAITH 2017.”
Commenting on the award, Kim O’Brien, founder of the Educate Awards, says:
“The Educate Awards is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the teaching profession and say thank you to the remarkable individuals who improve the life chances of our children. Congratulations to Alsop.”
Mr Mangan, Headteacher, comments:
“The Community Partnership Award is a fantastic achievement. Alsop is proud that our school has gained recognition for being a beacon of excellence. This year Alsop has achieved record results at “A” level and 125 students have progressed on to University and Higher Education.”
Peter Bull, Co-ordinator of FAITH 2017 comments:
“We are delighted that Alsop has won the Community Partnership Award. FAITH 2017 had a huge impact upon the lives of so many people. We are delighted that Alsop is gaining recognition for being an outward facing school at the heart of the North Liverpool community.”
The school has worked closely with Jenny Sinclair, daughter of the late Bishop David Sheppard, and Director of Together for the Common Good to develop FAITH 2017. Jenny comments:
“Congratulations to everyone who took part FAITH 2017. We loved working with you. You proved that a school can be a force for the Common Good. Young people have grown in character and Alsop has built bonds with other local institutions. This is what strengthens civil society!”
Alsop High School worked with different faith traditions to demonstrate how our school can be a force for the Common Good. The initiative consisted of a series of events, talks, visits, workshops and social action projects. The outstanding multi-faceted outward facing initiative involved schools in North Liverpool to working together for the common good and encouraged collaboration between people of different faiths and cultures. The faith-based initiative, was delivered in partnership, with Together for the Common Good, Liverpool SACRE, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust, Liverpool Diocese, churches of all denominations, fellow faith traditions and community groups.
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