Friday 14th December 2018

Local MP Visit

Fazakerley High is never short of visitors! Local MP, Steven Rotherham, was invited to school by the school council and after a quick chat with head teacher Mrs Rourke and the chair of governors, Mr Dougherty, Mr Rotherham faced a barrage of questions from council members about his role as MP for the district of Walton.

Mr Rotherham spoke passionately about his pride in the City of Liverpool (he was Lord Mayor during the Capital of Culture year) and in Walton in particular.

Having started his working life as a bricklayer before going to university, Mr Rotherham is under no illusions about hard work and effort and he encouraged our pupils to strive to be the best that they could be.

An avid Liverpool FC fan, Mr Rotherham has been a tireless and leading light in the Campaign for Justice for the Hillsborough 96.

MR Rotherham enjoyed his visit and indicated that he would like to forge stronger links with Fazakerley High School in the future.

During his visit, Mr Rotherham was also given hundreds of messages written by Fazakerley pupils about the Send My Sister to School' campaign.

The Global Campaign for Education is working to get world leaders to keep the promise they made in 2000 that everyone should have the right to an education. Their aim is that this will have been achieved by 2015; however, there are still 67 million children across the world out of school.

Children who have the opportunity of education have healthier lives, with longer life expectancy, and so do their children.

Mr Rotherham fully supported this campaign, and will take all our messages to parliament to add to the im-portant fight for education for all.