On Monday 11 June, Teach First welcomed over 200 guests to the Royal surroundings of Kensington Palace Pavilion for our 2018 Gala Dinner, to raise funds to support our work to end educational inequality.
The evening’s keynote speaker Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, shared his insights on the long-term economic impact of low social mobility and espoused Teach First’s role in addressing this.
The stars of the show were pupils from Teach First partner school, Saint Gabriel’s College in Camberwell, whose talented jazz band entertained guests throughout the evening. Year 10 pupils, Kira and Cecil hosted the evening alongside our very own Executive Director, Ndidi Okezie. With exceptional comic timing and heartfelt statements about the importance of education, Kira and Cecil captured the hearts and minds of guests, who included many of our corporate partners, philanthropists and education professionals.
The evening shone a light on the importance of a great education, and the role that fantastic teachers and leaders have in unlocking a young person’s potential.
With donations still coming in, the event raised a spectacular £150,000. We’d like to thank the incredible generosity of our supporters, including our event partner, Citi.