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Teenager from London council estate wins £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton 23 Jan 2019 10:24 #13191

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Teenager from London council estate wins £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton

Monday January 21st 2019

A teenager from east London who shares a two-bedroom council flat with his parents and two brothers has won a £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton.

Hasan Patel will start at the prestigious school – once attended by the likes of Princes William and Harry – in September.

The 16-year-old currently lives in Leyton, east London. He is a pupil at George Mitchell School but is planning to study A-levels in history, geography, politics and drama when he gets to Eton.

‘I will be the same boy from east London’

“I’m a boy from a Leyton council estate who receives free school meals,” he told the Evening Standard. “My parents are on welfare.

“My dad was smart and politically engaged but lived in abject poverty in India. My views may be different to them because my life experiences are very different.”

But he insisted he had no plans to change his views. “I will still be the same boy from east London when I arrive and when I leave,” he said.

“I am not joining the elite but simply benefiting from the education my family would never in a million years be able to afford.

“This opportunity will allow me to return to my community better armed to tackle the many social problems we face.”

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Have Just Spotted this story; And only the other Day I posted ref Education Chances, EVERYONE starts with the same Opportunity and Chances, Its what YOU make of it that matters, This story Proves the Point. :)

Link to my post Here:
welfarecentral.org/index.php/forum-home/chatroom/2515-no-work-you-dont-eat#13148
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Teenager from London council estate wins £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton 23 Jan 2019 11:21 #13192

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It`s just a shame only those who can stump up that insane amount of cash or qualify for a grant can be included though. Hope the lad does well, I`m sure he will. Given many of our MP`s (mainly Conservative) will have been educated in such elitist schools it has done nothing for their lack of vision of what`s going on around them and their failure to stop it from happening.
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Teenager from London council estate wins £76,000 scholarship to study at Eton 23 Jan 2019 13:01 #13196

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"Private schools such as Eton will save £522m in tax over the next 5 years thanks to their absurd and corrupt charitable status. Meanwhile ‘peasants’ like me who attend ordinary state schools have teachers spending their own money on basic equipment such as glue sticks."

Tweet sent by scholarship boy on 28 August 2018

www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jan/22/teenage-corbyn-fan-rejects-hypocrisy-claim-over-eton-scholarship
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