David Cameron presents Brent school with charity award

David Cameron presented the charity award to Karen Giles (left), headteacher, and Gidea Heaton (righ

David Cameron presented the charity award to Karen Giles (left), headteacher, and Gidea Heaton (right), music teacher, from the primary school. - Credit: Archant

Prime Minister David Cameron handed the headteacher of a Brent school with an honorary charity award at a special reception in House of Commons.

Barham Primary School picked up a SEWA Pioneer Award from the Conservative MP, hosted by welfare charity Sewa Day, for performing selfless acts of kindness to the community.

This marks the second occasion in which the school, on Danethorpe Rd, Wembley, has been awarded the prize which acknowledges social service projects that create a positive impact on local communities for no reward.

Karen Giles, headteacher at the Wembley school, said: It [the award] is a testament the children and to our ethos, which is to making a conscious effort to alleviate hardship, poverty and also about providing joy to people’s lives.

“Schools across London do these types of things already, and it would be good for more schools to get involved with the charity.”

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Arup Ganguly, chairman of Sewa Day said: “The awards are a great opportunity for us to honour true community pioneers: the inspiring groups and individuals who have worked hard to make a real difference in their community.

“I’m delighted that so many young people have embraced the key principles of our initiative; to relieve hardship and poverty, to bring a little joy and to help the environment.”

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