Descendants' Awards

Descendants Awards

The Dr John Roberts QC CBE Annual Achievement Awards is run by the Descendants organisation based in Acton.  Descendants is a charitable organisation that aim to encourage young people of Black heritage to develop a sense of pride in their abilities through increasing their self-confidence and knowledge of their history and ancestry. The young people are also encouraged to celebrate and recognise the positive achievements of role models in the community today.

Every year the Descendants organisation invites a group of Black heritage students from EWS to attend their inspirational and fun awards evening to be publicly recognised and celebrated for their outstanding achievements. 

Please let Ms Graham, or the relevant Head of Year or Form Tutor know if your young person is excelling in an activity outside of school that we may not be aware of.  We would love to nominate more students each year for this amazing opportunity.

See the pictures below of our recent Descendant Awards Winner July 2024

Saturday 13th July saw the  Descendants' 19th Annual Dr John Roberts QC CBE Achievement Awards Ceremony held at the Double Tree Hotel in Ealing. This year we celebrated the outstanding academic achievements on one of our Sixth form students. Rawan Elaamil was nominated for and was awarded the prize for achieving against the odds.  Rawan arrived from Sudan just before COVID and had to battle the language barrier and isolation during lockdown.  In spite of this she managed to get remarkable GCSE results and is now predicted 4 A* grades in her A levels. In recognition of her outstanding academic achievement she has received 5 offers for places to study chemical engineering at university including offers from University of Oxford, Imperial College and UCL.  She is an exceptional student and her resilience and positive approach to her studies truly deserved celebrating. She is truly an inspirational role model for the school.  Well Done!