St John Plessington Catholic College

Respect Award

Liverpool John Moores University recently invited students from across the country to enter a nationwide competition where they were asked to articulate what 'respect' means to them. As with our own community, 'respect' is one of LJMU's intrinsic values.

Many of our students entered and we are delighted that two of them were placed in the top three nationally.

Kishor Sasitharan and Jeseca Clata, both Year 10 students at SJP, finished third and first respectively. Both had written poems to reflect their thoughts. Extracts from these are detailed below;


           'It's a way of looking at the world,

           With open eyes and heart,

           To see the beauty in each soul,

            And know that we all play a part'.


             'Respect is a word oft spoken,

              A social construct, some say,

              Yet it's value can't be broken,

              For it guides us day by day'.


Kishor and Jeseca were invited to attend the LJMU Graduation Ceremony, held on the 10th of July at the glorious Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool. They watched with front row seats as a procession of graduates celebrated their achievements. They were then invited onto the stage themselves to receive their certificates (along with a £25 Amazon voucher each, not to mention a £100 voucher for their school!).

We are immensely proud of them and thank them for the way they have represented our community with their efforts.