Mel C asked to back campaign to save her former high school

Parents aim to spice up battle


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EX-FAIRFIELD High, pupil Mel C has been approached by parents to help to save the school from closure.
Former Widnesian Melanie Chisholm is probably the most famous product of Fairfield's much celebrated performing arts course And as a member of the newly-re­formed Spice Girls, parents hope Mel's worldwide fame will help intensify awareness of the school's plight
Lynne Parsons, whose son Liam, 13, attends Fairfield, .said: 'We've got in touch with her management and we're hopeful Mel will want to save it

'The school, with its emphasis on performing arts and getting the best out of every child, has helped make Mel who she is.
The singer, who has rejoined her former bandmates for a Spice Girls reunion and world tour, attended the school from 1985-90 and performed there during her solo days.
Barbara Charone, a PR representative for Mel C, confirmed she had contacted the singer's management about the parents' campaign.

Fairfield faces the axe as part of Halton Borough Council's £100m plans to transform


its schools under the Government's Building Schools for the Future (BSF)
Headteacher Jeff Hughes also believes the closure would be a mistake.
He said: 'While acknowledging .pupil numbers have fallen, the birth rates have grown over the last five years and continue to grow.
'BSF is supposed to he about the long term and the danger is doing something now they regret down the line
The council says consultation is ongoing and its executive board will decide in November.

Article and Pictures Courtesy of the Widnes Weekly News