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Footballer Jermaine Jenas campaigns to tackle truancy

A Premier League footballer is spearheading a campaign to tackle truancy in London schools.

Queens Park Rangers' midfielder Jermaine Jenas founded the Aquinas Foundation to give pupils an incentive to attend classes.

The charity's programme gives young people at risk of expulsion the opportunity to train with some of the country's top football coaches if they improve their attendance and attitude in school.

BBC London's Emilia Papadopoulos spoke to Jenas and Taylor, a pupil at the Burlington Danes Academy, in west London.

  • 14 Jun 2014
  • From the section London
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