Murdered teacher’s ongoing legacy

Ann Maguire
Ann Maguire

Good causes a are continuing to benefit from the legacy of murdered Wigan-born schoolteacher Ann Maguire.

Nearly £18,000 is being distributed in the latest round of grants and bursaries by the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund, set up following the Scholes mum’s murder four years ago. Grant recipients include:

Black Health Initiative, which will help young people develop their songwriting and singing talents with a project called #Unsigned;

Invizible Circle Education, which is planning a live mixed art public performance designed to offer pathways into the creative industries;

St Mary’s Youth Theatre, which is hosting dance, singing and drama workshops for local children.

Mrs Maguire’s daughter, Emma, said: “I wish to thank all those who took the time to apply to the Ann Maguire Arts Education Fund this year.

“We have received many deserving applications and the quality and variety of projects was simply amazing.

“My mum’s legacy lives on through the young people and projects that we have had the privilege to support over these past four years and it has been an honour to see the positive effect on young people’s development through arts education that has ensued.”

Mrs Maguire, 61, was stabbed by a pupil during a lesson at Corpus Christi Catholic College, Leeds, in 2014.

The fund is managed by the Leeds Community Foundation charity.