United Learning Trust Academies
In June 2006, knights of the British & Irish Delegation participated in turf cutting ceremonies of two new Academy schools of United Learning Trust in Yorkshire.
The multi-million pound Sheffield Springs and Sheffield Park Academies were sponsored by the United Learning Trust (ULT), through the generosity of Delegation member Mr Mahmoud Khayami of the Khayami Foundation. The Khayami Foundation was introduced to the schools programme by the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George in Great Britain & Ireland and Delegate Sir Anthony Bailey sat on its Board from 2005 to 2013.
Among the new facilities were ICT learning resource centres, multi-purpose halls and dance and drama studios, facilities for digital arts and textiles and extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.
The Sheffield Park Academy was opened by HRH The Duke of York in October 2008 and The Sheffield Springs Academy was opened by The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, MP, British Prime Minister, in May 2009.
Between 2004-2014 the Constantinian Order supported Citywise, which operates in Dublin, Belfast, Limerick and Mullingar and Ballynacargy. Citywise seeks to educate children and teenagers who have in many cases become dropouts or addicts and who mainly come from broken homes.
The British & Irish Delegation of the Constantinian Order contributed thousands of pounds towards the work of Citywise. For more information on Citywise, click here.
The London Oratory School Schola Foundation
From 2011 to 2013, the Constantinian Order contributed to the work of the London Oratory School Schola Foundation. It also supported a Gala concert of the Foundation in July 2012 held at Cadogan Hall, in the presence of HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Patron of the Schola Foundation and senior dame of the Delegation.
The Schola Foundation is a world-renowned boys’ choir that has performed in churches and concert halls across Europe and the USA, and with many of London’s leading orchestras. For more information on the London Oratory School, click here.
London Symphony Orchestra
In March 2002 the Constantinian Order financially supported the London Symphony Orchestra through a donation towards the restoration of an 18th century Hawksmoor church so that it can be used as a LSO music education centre.