Video: Nick Clegg and Stepney Green students launch diversity programme

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation Diversity Programme at t

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation Diversity Programme at the National Portrait Gallery. - Credit: Archant

Nick Clegg was joined by students from Stepney Green Maths and Computing College for the launch of a diversity programme.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation Diversity Programme at t

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at the launch of the Naz Legacy Foundation Diversity Programme at the National Portrait Gallery. - Credit: Archant

The Deputy Prime Minister visited the National Portrait Gallery to support the Naz Legacy Foundation, which aims to promote excellence in education and positive integration into society.

Pupils from Stepney Green College visited the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Naz Foundati

Pupils from Stepney Green College visited the National Portrait Gallery as part of the Naz Foundations's Diversity Programme launch - Credit: Archant

For some of the youngsters from the four London schools invited to last week’s launch, it was their first trip to a gallery or museum.

Nick Clegg, who is a trustee of the National Portrait Gallery said: “For me this work matters, because it can help inspire all children to learn and succeed in their own lives.

“As a champion of social mobility, I believe that everyone, whatever their background or circumstances, should have the opportunity to rise as far and high as their talents and ambitions allow them.”


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Stepney Green teacher Kawsar Choudhury described the scheme as “fantastic”.

“The students learnt about various role models which have all made a positive impact in society,” he added.

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