|Bursaries at the Boys and Girls Schools of the City of London
The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers has always considered supporting education, at many levels, of considerable importance in its charitable work. The Company is a member of the Livery School Link which was established in 2004 by a number of City livery companies and the Guild of Educators, to support schools in and around London, albeit not exclusively within the City. The Pattenmakers have long supported, in various ways, the City of London Boy’s School and the City of London School for Girls and provides two bursaries at each for deserving students. In regard to those selected, by the Schools, for the award of these bursaries, the Company has developed, in partnership with the Schools, a mentoring and support programme. The Company is keen to explain the role of City livery companies in the life of the City of London and facilitate such support as is possible for the advancement of each student.
University of East London
The Worshipful Company of Pattenmakers in 2007 resolved to support the Clinical Podiatry Practice within the School of Health and Bioscience of the University of East London by establishing two awards for excellence in the Clinical Podiatry Practice Module of the BSc(Hons) in Podiatric Medicine. This award was first made to two graduates who both obtained first class honours degrees during 2008. This award not only underlines the Company’s concern to promote and facilitate podiatry care, but also reflects the Pattenmaker’s long standing interest in the foot health and its long association with the London Foot Hospital.
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
The Livery supports two students at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. The Guildhall School is the City’s own conservatoire and the only major European Conservatoire which is both a Music School and a Drama School and one which is recognised throughout the world in the three areas of:
- Technical theatre (all the disciplines which enable the performers to walk onto a lit stage with scenery, effects etc.),
- The professional development of actors and musicians (instrumental, conducting, and vocal)
- And music therapy.
Additionally a thriving Junior Guildhall and a range of annual summer schools further complement the outstanding opportunities for all students.
Our funding provides up to one third of the annual fees for a student on an under graduate program, or up to 15% of the costs of a postgraduate program. This sum, although not great in absolute terms, can make a world of difference for someone from a less advantaged background.
Founded in 1880, the Guildhall School presently occupies 100,000 square metres of space in four adjacent buildings. The Silk Street building, attached to the Barbican Centre was purpose built for the School by the City and was opened by the Lord Mayor, Sir Robin Gillett on 25 October 1977.
Why does the Pattenmakers support Guildhall School of Music and Drama?
The tradition of Music in the city is almost as old as the City itself, and has often been associated with the Livery Companies. Our support, which is within the educational remit of the Company, is aimed at providing the top-up funding that can make the difference between someone having the opportunity that the Guildhall School provides, and not being able to attend.
In each case the person we support has outstanding potential in the view of their professors in their chosen discipline, and in each case we are fortunate very often to hear them perform throughout their time at the School at various livery functions, and to see and hear at first hand how they develop as young professionals in their chosen field.
A brief list of some of those we have supported is given below. The locations in which they have made their professional debuts include the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Barbican Centre London and many others. Among the Alumni of the Guildhall School are many past and present nationally and internationally known names.
Eyolfur (Eyvi) Eyjolfson
Anna Cardona Esteva
|Lucinda Merikata Deacon||2007/8||Voice|| |
|Catherine Roberts||2009/10||Saxophone|| |
View the documents below:
For tickets to Guildhall events or to know more about the Guildhall or our involvement in it please contact Dr. David Best (firstname.lastname@example.org ).