Wembley students celebrate mountain climb at House of Lords

Younes Berrazouane, Mohammad Mansoor and Najeeb Jama at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro

Younes Berrazouane, Mohammad Mansoor and Najeeb Jama at the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro - Credit: Archant

Three students from a school in Wembley who scaled the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro have attended a celebratory reception at the House of Lords.

Younes Berrazouane, Mohammad Mansoor, and Najeeb Jama of Copland Community School in Cecil Avenue were invited by Baroness Sharpe and the education charity Transformation Trust to mark their achievement.

The trio climbed the 20,000 feet mountain in Tanzania with the aim of “challenging and inspiring” young people after winning a competition organised by the Transformation Trust.

The climb was sponsored by computer giant Dell who awarded the school a Dell tablet for its participation in the venture.

Younes, Mohammad and Najeeb also received Dell’s latest tablet and a framed copy of an advertisement highlighting their achievement that appeared in the Financial Times.


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Sam Draper, the school’s head of English, said: “This is another lasting memory for these boys and marks over six months of life-changing experiences courtesy of The Transformation Trust.

“The chance to visit the home of British politics and be celebrated for their participation in this unique experience is truly remarkable.

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“It was a wonderful opportunity that we hope to share with more Copland School pupils in the future.”

Copland School was one of four schools to attend the event held in the Atlee Room of the House of Lords.

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