Young Somali gets into Eton College

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A Brixton schoolboy whose mother fled war-torn Somalia says he hopes to emulate David Cameron after winning a scholarship to Eton.

Ahmed Roble, 15, will soon swap his south London state school — and home close to the Angell Town estate — for the £37,000-per-year boarding school.

He is the only boy from London, and one of only nine nationwide, to win a full two-year scholarship to Eton’s sixth-form this year under a scheme offering places for state school pupils.

The teenager, who is sitting his GCSEs at Ark Walworth Academy, beat scores of candidates and came through a challenging day of interviews and tests. He said: “I’m overjoyed — I never thought that I would get the scholarship.

“I’m the only person from London, it makes me feel I really achieved something. It shows people from my sort of area can do well. Just because you’re from the inner city, it doesn’t mean you can’t achieve anything big.”

Ahmed was born in Holland and moved to London as a five-year-old. He said his father Mahdi left Somalia “for a better life” before war broke out, forcing his mother Layla Burale to flee.

He is head boy at Walworth, where teachers expect him to earn A*s across the board in his GCSEs. He is also a volunteer police cadet, a member of Southwark Youth Council and a keen charity fundraiser.

His parents knew little about Eton’s history when he decided to apply. He said: “I explained that 19 prime ministers and members of the royal family have studied at Eton. My parents are proud of me.”

Ahmed hopes to study A-levels in history, politics, Spanish and English literature and to win a place to read history at Oxford or Cambridge. But his ultimate goal would be to follow in the footsteps of Old Etonian Mr Cameron. On the school’s past students, he said: “I find it intimidating. I’ve got to go there and make something of myself — I’ve got a lot to live up to.

“I admire David Cameron because the journey he’s taken through his life is a journey I would like to take, going into politics and being able to help people on such a large scale.”

Walworth principal Yvonne Powell said: “We have high aspirations for our students and this sets the tone. To have someone [like Ahmed] in class is very inspirational for other students.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/educ...ants-to-follow-pm-into-politics-a3260881.html

Makes me so proud :deargod:
 

Hatredfree

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:rejoice: I don't even know what Eton college is or it is ranking but when I hear Somali success. It feels good! :ahh:
 

Abdalla

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MashAllah. Ok we've celebrated, made duas, so spill the beans. Waa qoloma :mugshotman:
 

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Nearly 60,000 dollars a year private school.:dwill:

Anyways MashAllah, his former school seemed to encourage and nurture his academic progress as well.



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No thanks we need more warlords less education:2tjlv3e:
Fuck is book gonna do for anybody:Sutehja:
Unless he thinks he can eliminate his enemy by kicking knowledge to them:Sutehja:
 

Masaasbaa

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Nearly 60,000 dollars a year private school.:dwill:

Anyways MashAllah, his former school seemed to encourage and nature his academic progress as well.



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:damedamn::williamswtf::williamswtf: i think you have me worried here, no matter how good of a place i wouldn't be able to send my son to such an environment. i was happy until this:snoop:
 
Nearly 60,000 dollars a year private school.:dwill:

Anyways MashAllah, his former school seemed to encourage and nurture his academic progress as well.



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Eton is pretty well behaved seeing as its so well known and kept an eye on.

The stuff you talking about is so 1980s, i grew up with English kids though they can be a little evasive of privacy from a young age
 

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says he hopes to emulate David Cameron after winning a scholarship to Eton.
Like shagging dead pigs ? Kan waa lagu khasaaray if he wants to emulate David Cameron :kobeok:
Congratulation, i hope he carves his own path and become a future leader.
 
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