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London Mayor donates £50K to school next to Grenfell
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has donated £50,000 to support disadvantaged students who study at Kensington Aldridge Academy, next to Grenfell Tower.
The donation will go to the Academy’s Intrepidus Trust, which was set up in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire to provide additional support to students and help them achieve their potential.
The school also has double the national average of disadvantaged pupils and this fund will help provide them with a wide range of opportunities spanning arts, sports and academic programmes.
The programmes, which will include music tuition, after school activities and support for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, will help broaden horizons, promote physical health and wellbeing, develop life skills and boost academic achievement.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan said: “It was a real privilege to return to the Kensington Aldridge Academy today and speak with pupils and staff. Despite unimaginably difficult circumstances, the school and the wider community has been a real beacon of strength and resilience for all Londoners.
“Here at City Hall we’re committed to tackling inequality across our capital - and the Intrepidus Trust is a fantastic example of how positive opportunities can help disadvantaged pupils. I’m proud to be able to support this innovative project and help the ambitions of these bright young Londoners.”