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Honouring British Council 9/11 Summer School participants in New York

Consul General Danny Lopez and the British Council hosted a tea for families and participants in the British Council 9/11 Summer School programme.

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Participants in the British Council 9/11 Scholarship Summer Camp at the British Residence in New York.
Participants in the British Council 9/11 Scholarship Summer Camp at the British Residence in New York.

The British Council 9/11 Summer School is a ten-day programme that invites 24 teenagers affected by 9/11 to travel to the UK. Working closely with the Fire Department of New York and the New York Police Department, this fund offers opportunities for well-rounded life experiences in education and culture. The British Council hopes the trip will inspire the teenagers to examine and understand different cultures and further their education in the UK.

Consul General Danny Lopez addresses the guests at the tea.
Consul General Danny Lopez addresses the guests at the tea.

“After the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we have seen countless examples where the international community has come together,” said Consul General Lopez. “The British Council 9/11 Summer School is a great example, and this supports a lot of what we do at the Consulate, building on strong UK-US education links.”

Chief of Department Edward Kilduff from the Fire Department of New York presents Consul General Lopez with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.
Chief of Department Edward Kilduff from the Fire Department of New York presents Consul General Lopez with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center.

Chief of Department Edward Kilduff from the Fire Department of New York presented Consul General Lopez with a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and thanked the British Consulate and British Council for their support of the families.

Kilduff chats with families at the tea.
Kilduff chats with families at the tea.

Learn more about the British Council 9/11 Summer School and the UK 9/11 Scholarship Fund.

The piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center after September 11th.
The piece of steel recovered from the World Trade Center after September 11th.
Edward Kilduff and Consul General Danny Lopez
Edward Kilduff and Consul General Danny Lopez
Published 7 August 2013
Last updated 7 August 2013 + show all updates
  1. Programme is now called Summer School, not Summer Camp.
  2. First published.