13th Annual Achievement Awards: Countdown Begins!

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The days are getting longer (don’t forget to put your clocks forward next weekend!), the weather is getting warmer and here at Descendants we are already planning ahead for the biggest event of the summer: our 13th Annual Achievement Awards!

The Dr John Roberts CBE Q.C Achievement Awards ceremony was established in 2005, by Margaret Noel founder of Descendants. Margaret was inspired by her sister Kim Noel, who unexpectedly passed away in 2004, aged 35. Kim always continued to ‘Aim higher’ even after having a mental health breakdown.

The awards recognise the achievements and attainments of children and young people of African and Caribbean descent with Ealing schools asked to nominate outstanding pupils (in year 6 primary, all secondary and special education pupils) in the following Categories: –

  • Students who excel in all areas of their education
  • Students who work hard and achieve against all the odds
  • Student of the Year – male
  • Student of the Year – female
  • Students who excel in Arts
  • Students who excel in Sports
  • Students with Entrepreneurial vision
  • Overall Outstanding Student
  • Future Leader

Schools – see below to download nomination forms.

The Awards will be given out by our very special guests at a glittering ceremony, giving our nominees, their families and friends the opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy a well deserved – and extremely glamorous! – celebration. This year’s event – our 13th! – will take place on Friday 7th July at the Double Tree by Hilton, Ealing Common.

Mark those calendars now!

From now, leading up to the big day we’ll be sharing more information on the event, how you can participate (pupil nomination forms for schools available to download below) and, importantly, how you can purchase tickets!

This will be an inspirational event, not to be missed!

Keep checking the website and Facebook for updates, but in the meantime, take a few moments to remind yourself of our most recent events and the outstanding children and young people that were honoured here, here and here.

Years of Outstanding Achievement!
Years and years of outstanding achievement!

important notes for schools

We are looking for “exceptional children/young people who have excelled in their education”.  We are particularly interested in children who have excelled  in “Science and Maths”. Perhaps you have the perfect candidate in your classroom? If you would like to submit a nomination, please download the relevant (Primary or Secondary School) forms below. One nomination per form, please.

Deadline to receive nomination forms and supporting material is Friday, 2nd June 2017.

Primary Pupil Nomination Form

2017 Achievement Awards Primary Nomination Forms

Secondary Pupil Nomination Form

2017 Achievement Awards Secondary Nomination Form

Any questions, please contact Margaret on admin@descendants.org.uk or on 07745 889 521


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