To Lift Artistically Gifted Poor Children, UK Offers Cash

“The government is to pay a cash premium to help schools coach bright pupils from the poorest homes…. Every school will be invited to nominate pupils on free school meals who are academically gifted or have a talent in sports or the arts to qualify for a £250 annual payment per pupil.” The money is intended to provide students “the additional experiences that middle-class children take for granted, such as theatre trips or extra coaching.”