Mitcham Town Community Trust celebrates local students and teachers

Mitcham schools celebrated recent staff and student successes in an uplifting award Ceremony at St Marks Academy.

The programme consisted of an Award ceremony for staff and pupils from Mitcham Town Community Trust Schools, music entertainment from Cranmer and St Thomas of Canterbury school choirs and an art display from the Shed 13.

The Celebration event was the fifth yearly event showcasing hard work, efforts and positive attitude in over 60 students in Mitcham Town. This year acknowledge the resilience, kindness and good will in members of staff who make schools the best they can be.

Mayor of Merton Brenda Fraser, Cllr Caroline Cooper-Marbiah and Director of Education Yvette Stanley attended the event which was sponsored by Taylor Family Foundation.

Mayor of Merton Councillor Brenda Fraser said: “These students have done exceptionally well and it’s only right we acknowledge their hard work and dedication. This event demonstrates what our young people can achieve with the right support behind them.”

Cllr Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: “MTCT is a great example of several organisations coming together with one goal – raising educational standards and life chances of young people within the community and creating ongoing learning opportunities. This collaborative work ultimately leads to inspirational teaching and improved pupil attainment that creates a community with high aspirations able to reach their full potential.”

Kristina Burton, MTCT Development and Project Manager said: “It is a true pleasure being a part of such a 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.”