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Diane Abbott to celebrate high achieving black students

CELEBRATING: MP Diane Abbott will host the ninth London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) Academic Achievement Awards

HIGH ACHIEVING black students from London will be celebrated at an awards ceremony set up by politician Diane Abbott.

The MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington, will be joined by a host of celebrities to celebrate high academic achievement at the annual London Schools and the Black Child (LSBC) Academic Achievement Awards.

The annual awards ceremony was set up ten years ago by Abbott, who has continued to campaign on the issue of poor attainment for black and minority children in our schools.

Despite real improvements in this area, there are still glaring disparities in attainment levels for black students. As a part of endeavours to counter this, the LSBC awards are an annual event to celebrate and publicise high academic achievement in GCSEs, A-Levels, and higher education.

Abbott said: “Year on year the annual LSBC awards are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate high-achieving young black students.

"As always, the standard has been incredibly high from GCSE up to university level showing that black students are amongst the top achievers in the country. It is vital that the stories of these students are heard."

The MP added: "This demonstration of high-achieving black students goes a long way to dispel the negative stereotypes confronting the black community in everyday life."

This year's awards show will be taking place on October 8 in the House of Commons.

Guest presenters include DJ Trevor Nelson, MOBO awards founder Kanya King, space scientist Maggie Adernin-Pocock, actresses and comedians Jocelyn Essien and Tameka Empson,

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