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Tower Hamlets school awarded for its fight against crime

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:12 05 October 2010

AN EAST End school has been honoured for its work in easing racial tension and reducing crime in the community. Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School in Shadwell was awarded the Outstanding Community Involvement honour by the Times Educational Su

AN EAST End school has been honoured for its work in easing racial tension and reducing crime in the community.

Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School in Shadwell was awarded the Outstanding Community Involvement honour by the Times Educational Supplement.

Headteacher Catherine Myers who recently received an OBE in The Queen's Birthday Honours collected the award at the ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The school is the first in the borough to have its own £49m Learning Village which is used by the community as well as its students and it will soon open its Community Village building.

The judges said the school had played a "key role" in reducing crime and vandalism as well as improving understanding between young people of different backgrounds and "engaging its community at a time of religious and racial tension."

The school was a finalist for Outstanding Sporting Initiative in 2009.


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