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Paddington Academy officially opened today

Thursday, 19th March 2009 21:20 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The UK’s Princess Anne formally opened the Paddington Academy today.

The specialist school for performing arts, media, business and enterprise was co-funded by the United Learning Trust and GamesAid.

Official classes started in 2007, but the ribbon cutting did not occur until today, with a ceremony attended by volunteers and philanthropists.

“The Academy has been one of the focal points for money raised by our industry over a number of years,” said ELSPA chairman Andy Payne. “It’s a very proud day for everyone involved and a real thrill to be here to witness such a positive learning environment.

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