Commemorating Grenfell

Today, on the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tragedy, we remember those who lost their lives and the families within our North Kensington community who were forever affected by the events of 14 June 2017.

Our North Kensington Centre for Technical and Vocational Skills on Wornington Road is a hub of post-16 education for the whole community in support of lifelong learning. We believe in the power of learning to transform lives and are inspired by the strength and diversity of the local communities we serve. We will never forget the Grenfell Tragedy.

We are committed to playing our part in bringing about positive change through education in North Kensington and beyond.

At Morley College London today we are:

  • illuminating our North Kensington Centre building with help from our contractors and members of the local community
  • bringing staff together virtually to create a green hearts collage that is being used across our digital communications channels
  • observing a minute’s silence at midday across all our college sites
  • closing our North Kensington Centre at 4pm for staff and students to join the community’s commemorative walk
  • releasing a new episode of Grenfell Stories, a series which documents the experience of members of the North Kensington community

Craig Hanlon-Smith, Centre Principal at Morley College North Kensington, said,

“Here at the North Kensington Centre, we are mindful of the physical redevelopment of this space in the wake of the Grenfell tragedy. We have a long history of working with community partners and we aim to continue to do so, so that local people feel that this is a learning and social space for them. Through our stakeholders and individual students and community members, we are listening to what local people want and ensuring that we offer the best possible student experience that works for the future of this community.”

To learn more about the national and community-led commemorations, please visit Grenfell United.