Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina, Councillor Martin Whelton and Olympic 400m relay silver medallist, Mark Richardson joined staff and students from Mitcham schools in a celebratory event congratulating them on their recent successes. This is the third yearly event showcasing hard work, efforts, and resilience in staff and pupils in Mitcham town.
The Mitcham Town Community Trust (MTCT) consists of 10 schools and two community groups from Mitcham that look to support young people and families in reaching their full potential whilst also helping to offer wider community access to facilities and activities.
The celebratory event included an awards ceremony for the staff and students from the MTCT schools, music from St Marks Academy samba band and Mitcham in View photo exhibition. This year’s successes included the Cluster Support Study, a joint project amongst all schools within the MTCT designed to provide a stimulating, high-tech teaching environment for those children who require additional study support. The SHINE on Saturday initiative is another achievement that aims to provide disadvantaged young people, within the Mitcham Town Cluster, with educational activities on a number of Saturdays a year.
Councillor Martin Whelton, cabinet member for education, said: “The celebratory event with staff and students was a wonderful occasion and everyone involved within the Mitcham School Cluster should all be extremely proud of their achievements. It’s also fantastic to see the many opportunities being created to help young people, along with the work that had been undertaken both by our schools and partners to enable this to happen. The cluster continues to go from strength to strength and is a shining beacon to us all.”
Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina, said: “It is heart-warming to see our young people and staff celebrating the positive actions and achievements they have made this year. Mitcham Town Cluster and its partners have done a fantastic job in continuously raising the standard of education within Mitcham which has resulted in all the successes we have seen our young people achieve.”
Kristina Burton, MTCT Development and Project Manager said: “It is a true pleasure being a part of such united group of schools and inspirational leaders. I am very proud of all our achievements and look forward to offering even wider range of new and exciting learning opportunities to the whole community.”