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Memorial fund for murdered teacher to help youngsters fulfill ambitions

One of the daughters of Ann Maguire, the teacher murdered by one of her own pupils, has spoken of her hope that an arts fund in her memory will be lasting legacy for the much loved teacher.

Mrs Maguire was stabbed to death in her clasroom in April - it was a killing which shocked the country.

Now young people who want to fulfil their ambitions in music , langugage, drama or dance -are set to benefit from donations given by well-wishers. Jon Hill has been speaking to Kerry Maguire.

Daughter of murdered teacher says memorial fund is fitting tribute

One of the daughters of Ann Maguire, the teacher murdered at her school in Leeds, has been speaking to Calendar about the Arts Education Fund set up in honour of her mum.

Kerry Maguire says she hopes the fund aimed at helping young people fulfil their ambitions in music, drama, language and dance, will be a fitting legacy for her.

Almost £45,000 has been raised from public donations. A panel including Ann Maguire's family are now inviting applications from young people and community groups - grants are expected to be awarded in March next year.

The first grant of £1,500 has already been given out to Leeds-based Yorkshire Dance which champions the development of dance in Yorkshire. The Leeds Community Foundation. which is administering the fund, hopes that by giving this early grant it will show the kind of projects that could benefit.

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Ann Maguire Educational Fund opens for applications

Ann Maguire taught at Corpus Christi College in Leeds Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The fund created in memory of murdered school teacher Ann Maguire will open for applications today. Over £41,000 has been donated to the Ann Maguire Educational Fund which was started by her family to provide bursaries to support young people achieve their ambitions in music, drama, language and dance. Mrs Maguire died after being stabbed by a pupil at Corpus Christi College in Leeds. You can find out more about the fund here.

Teen to appear in court over teacher's murder

A sixteen year old boy is due to appear in court today accused of the murder of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire.

Murdered teacher Ann Maguire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, accepted unlawfully killing Mrs Maguire at a previous hearing.

He is accused of stabbing her to death in a classroom at Corpus Christi Catholic College in Leeds in April.

Ann Maguire's sisters speak of their loss

Ann Maguire was very close to her family and spoke to her sisters Denise and Shelagh virtually every day - despite the fact they all live in different parts of the country.

Today they spoke for the first time about the huge hole her loss has left in their lives, and how the support of the Yorkshire community had helped them.

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Remembering Ann Maguire - memorial service in pictures

Ann Maguire's husband Don and two daughters Emma and Kerry look on as tributes are read Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Hundreds of people pack Leeds Town Hall to celebrate the life of Ann Maguire Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Pupils from across the city sing hyms including the choir from Corpus Christi where Mrs Maguire taught Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Leeds City Council leader, Keith Wakefield, pays tribute to Mrs Maguire Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Monsignor John Wilson reads prayers in memory of the Leeds teacher Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Candles are lit during the service Credit: ITV Yorkshire
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