Richard's Blog

2011: A Year in Review

This year began on a high with our New Year celebrations. The fireworks were truly magnificent and London was on the news all over the world. The turnout was impressive and it was the perfect start to a year which has been mostly extremely good for London. This year, I have focused on apprenticeships, accessibility [...]

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Londons Mentor Scheme

I am extremely pleased to announce that over 1,700 people have volunteered to join the Mayor’s mentoring scheme. They have pledged to give up a few hours of their time each week to support, advise and become a positive role model for young black boys in the city. This is an encouraging result, showing the [...]

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Literacy Project For London

On the 14th June the Mayor Boris Johnson and I visited Botwell Green School in Hillingdon to launch a new reading and literacy project which seeks to recognise the critical role played by parents in children’s education. The project aims to help children aged 3-5 who are struggling with their literacy skills by providing families [...]

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