London Schools and Black Child Academic Achievement Awards 2016


The LSBC Awards were founded by Diane Abbott MP eleven years ago. The initiative aims to raise educational standards and encourage young black people to achieve their full potential.

This year Kingsbury High School was delighted to nominate one of our most successful Year 13 students, Annette Gyimah Yeboah, who was short listed for a LSBC Academic Achievements Award.

Annette was a model student throughout her time Kingsbury High School. A student who always persevered with her academic studies and was determined to gain a place at university to study Medicine, she attained A*, A, B, A* in her A levels: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry and EPQ respectively. The school was immensely proud when Annette secured a place at King’s College London to read Medicine ( Extended Programme ) starting this September. A fully deserved achievement.

Annette always supported others at the school and wider community; she was often observed helping other students with their studies and regularly volunteered at a local school for young people with special educational needs. Alongside her Advanced Level studies, Annette carried out a piece of research on anencephalic babies in organ donation, which she presented for her Extended Project Qualification ( EPQ ). Her presentation was outstanding, both beautifully crafted and well investigated. Moreover, Annette handled the challenging questions posed by the audience with ease.

Annette was invited by Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Home Secretary, to the House of Commons on Friday 7th October 2016 to receive her award at an evening to celebrate the excellent achievement of top black students in London schools. Her award was presented by Tom Shropshire, a top international lawyer for Linklater’s and Baroness Howell, a life peer and campaigner for race equality. The event was also attended by many other successful guests and speakers from the black community including: Chukka Umunna MP; Sol Campbell, professional footballer; Levi Roots,television personality / chef; Malia Bouattia, President of NUS; Courtenay Griffiths QC, Barrister.

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