Primary school pupil from Banbury recognised at national awards

Yousif Abdelaal-Wait is pictured with his family at the Houses of Parlliament after collecting an award at United Learning's 'Best in Everyone' Awards. Photo by Chris Lopez. NNL-150307-105633001
Yousif Abdelaal-Wait is pictured with his family at the Houses of Parlliament after collecting an award at United Learning's 'Best in Everyone' Awards. Photo by Chris Lopez. NNL-150307-105633001

A Banbury pupil enjoyed a trip to Westminster as he scooped an award at United Learning’s national ‘Best in Everyone’ Primary School Awards.

Yousif Abdelaal-Wait attends Hanwell Fields Community Primary School on Rotary Way and attended the ceremony at the House of Lords with his family on June 19.

He won the Award for Independent Learning and Resilience at the event which recognises the achievements of its pupils and joined other award winners for a trip on the London Eye, a walk across Westminster Bridge and a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Yousif said: “I am really proud I got the award. Meeting new people was fun and helped me to be less shy.

“It was really good and I felt overwhelmed with my award and going to the House of Lords. It was a great experience going to London and it taught me that being resilient leads to good things.”

Pupils are nominated by their teachers for the awards in categories including School Ambassador, Overall Pupil of the Year, Outstanding Achievement, Sports Pupil of the Year and Young Heroes Award.

Ms Harry Wall, headteacher at Hanwell Fields Community School, said: “Everyone is delighted for Yousif and we all congratulate him on this impressive achievement. Yousif is a fantastic and hard-working pupil.

“He always tries his best, is determined to challenge himself in everything he does and produces amazing work. His independence in his work is remarkable and he is always striving to achieve and extend his knowledge.”