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Clapton Girls' School Wins National Award

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22 Jun 2005

Clapton Girl’s Technical School in Hackney has won a national award for its work in religion and science. The school came first in the Templeton Awards for “Religion and Science in Schools”. Local MP Diane Abbott attended the awards ceremony in Westminster to present them with a £2,000 financial award for the school.  The event was organised by the magazine RE Today.

Diane said afterwards: “I was particularly proud of Trang Vu and Angela Owusu, two girls from Clapton Girls’ Technical School.  Clapton Girls is an excellent local school and I was pleased to see the teachers and girls get recognition. It shows what Hackney children can do.”

Diane added: “Community awards promote other young students to achieve high quality work in their field of study.  Encouragement and support from the community is essential to reassure students of the importance of their studies.”

Diane continued: “It was wonderful to see motivated youth achieving success in sophisticated studies such as religion and science.  Difficult courses and an outstanding education, as provided by Hackney schools, are central for continued academic success for children.  Hackney schools are challenging students and promoting academic success.” 

Notes to Editor

  1. The attached photo shows Diane Abbott MP with Angela Owusu and Trang Vu.
  2. The Templeton Awards for religion and science in Schools awards party was held on Tuesday 21 June 2005 at 12.00 noon Church House, Dean’s Yard, Westminster, London.
  3. For further information contact Midhat Riaz at or call 0121 472 4242

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