Tuesday 20th October 2020

Prestigious Citizenship Award

Prestigious Citizenship Award to an Amazing College Student by Liverpool John Moores University

“Citizenship is the chance to make a difference to the place where you belong”. Charles Handy

LJMU believes that schools should be leading the way in encouraging young people to become caring, compassionate and tolerant individuals who have a real sense of civic responsibility. Through our Foundation for Citizenship we present Good Citizenship Awards in nearly 1,000 schools across the North West. These awards recognise the often overlooked contributions that young people from different cultures and communities make to society today.

The college community was delighted that Molly recently was nominated and selected for this very prestigious award.

Mr Neil Davidson from the college said, “We are incredibly proud of Molly and the work that she has done to make her local community a better place”. Adding “The LJMU Good Citizenship Award is testament to her hard work, dedication and motivation”.

Paul Dickinson Headteacher of the college said, “All our young people are a credit to the college and are outstanding ambassadors for our community. We are a local educational campus which really aims to help young people understand the value of the role they can play in their local community and why a community is so important. Molly has shown by her total commitment to the community what a good citizen in the 21st century should look like”

William Roscoe: the father of Liverpool Culture

William Roscoe (1753-1831) was the son of a publican who indelibly transformed the cultural life of Liverpool. Described as ‘Liverpool’s greatest citizen’, he was a man of many talents: a champion of freedom for all, a poet, writer, scholar, patron of the arts, bibliophile and botanist. As MP for Liverpool, Roscoe showed great courage when he campaigned for the abolition of slavery. He also played a key role in ‘Renaissance Liverpool’ during the early 19th century.

Education was also close to his heart and in 1823, he played an instrumental role in the establishment of the Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts, the precursor of LJMU. Roscoe’s mission to extend the benefits of education to all remains at the heart of LJMU’s operations today and the University is proud to maintain links with its founding father through the Roscoe Lecture Series and our work with schools and colleges across the region.

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