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Upton-by-Chester High School

An inspirational visit from Sir Bert Massie

Our 6th Form students were treated to a talk last week from Sir Bert Massie, a Disability Rights Campaigner with countless legislative achievements to his name.

Upton-by-Chester 6th Form students were treated last week to a talk from Sir Bert Massie, a Disability Rights Campaigner with countless legislative achievements to his name.

He gave an incredible account of what he has managed to achieve and the discrimination he has fought against to gain equal rights for disabled people. His milestones include pressuring Government to ensure that Buses, Taxis and new buildings are accessible by those with a disability.

As a Disability Rights campaigner he was an instrumental driving force advocating the passing of the Disability Rights Act and helping make amendments to improve the rights and lives of those with disability.

Throughout his career as a campaigner Sir Bert Massie has worked both within the House of Commons and House of Lords as a lobbyist; working with numerous influential individuals including former Prime Minister John Major and William Hague.

 Sir Bert Massie impressed upon us the influence we as individuals can have and the effect we can have on society. Jordan, one of the many Sixth Form students in attendance, said “the talk gave us Sir Bert’s unique insight into the inner workings of the English political system.” Mrs Paula Dixon, Headteacher, said “I was inspired and humbled by Sir Bert’s visit and heartened by all that he has achieved”.
James
Year 13