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Thank you OWCA

19 March 2021

As our young people settle back into life at Palace Street, we would like to extend a special thanks to the Old Westminster Citizens' Association (OWCA) for their support during lockdown.

Of course, it should come as no surprise that to learn that the OWCA donated £10,000 towards laptops to support remote learning. Since it was established in 1908, the OWCA has maintained close links with our School and, through a trust fund, has provided financial assistance towards a number of key activities and projects.

Music is just one area of our School that has been well supported by the OWCA, with £6,000 provided annually to support music lessons for pupils. Our instrumental lessons in brass, strings and woodwind, as well as piano, guitar and drums, not only allow our pupils to enjoy learning an instrument but also enable them to work towards their ABRSM and Trinity Grade examinations.

Peter Broughton, Headteacher, said: “All at Westminster City School are very grateful for the continued support of the OWCA, both towards our current pupils and towards our every growing number of alumni. Like most of us, I’m sure the trust fund never thought it would be needed to support such an extended period of remote learning but I’m proud that the OWCA, like all within our community, has risen to support the recent challenges of lockdown and remote learning so admirably.”

For over 100 years, the OWCA has been keeping Westminster City School alumni from around the world informed, in touch, entertained and suitably nostalgic for their schooldays. It helps alumni to maintain lifelong friendships, while supporting future alumni during their time at Palace Street. For further information, please visit the OWCA website.

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