Friday 14th December 2018

Message of Hope

Fazakerley High School hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords on Friday 6th May to encourage students from Year 7 to Year 13 to engage more with the political and parliamentary process.

Baroness Newlove met with students to talk about the work and role of a peer in the House of Lords. This was fol-lowed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster in general.

Helen Newlove from Warrington became a Baroness and took up her seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative on 15th July 2010.

Baroness Newlove's husband Garry was murdered in 2007 after confronting a group of drunken youths who were vandalising his car. Since then the Baroness has set up a number of foundations that aim to tackle the UK drinking culture as well as providing support to young people.

The visit was part of the Peers in Schools programme which sends House of Lords representatives into schools and colleges to encourage pupils to talk more about politics.

Miss Melitsiotis, Assistant Headteacher at Fazakerley High School commented "Baroness Newlove's visit was tremendous. She spoke to students about life in politics and parliament in a way that really gave them a deeper understand-ing. Her own personal journey and campaign work moved staff and students. They enjoyed asking questions and receiving open and honest an-swers."

As a result of the talk, students now wish to take up Baroness Newlove's offer of visiting her at the Houses of Parliament in London.