Jack Petchey Award
Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and play a full part in society. The major focus is the Achievement Award Scheme. The Foundation focuses on London and Essex. Since it has been established the Foundation has awarded grants totalling over £50million.
The Achievement Award Scheme aims to enable schools, colleges and youth organisations to recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements of their young people. Jack Petchey wants young people to raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society.
Achievement Awards are designed to recognise a wide range of achievement, it is not just about being clever, or gifted, but about putting the effort in and doing your best. The scheme works well because young people themselves are involved in nominating and selecting the winners.
In addition to the Achievement Awards, the Young People may choose to nominate an adult leader for an annual Leader Award. This is a positive way to publicly recognise the efforts of adults who have made a significant contribution to young people.
Pupils, teachers and parents can nominate pupils for the Jack Petchey Award. The School Council collects the nominations and through discussion selects nine winners of the Jack Petchey Award each year. Pupils then recieve £250 which they can spend in school towards items that help benefit others.
If you would like to download a nomination form from the school website click here and hand it into the school office or place in the Jack Petchey box situated in the new school library.
Last year's Jack Petchey award winners can be seen in the document below.
This year's winners, so far are:
Saida (7MW) has made a wonderful transformation into a confident and chatty student. Since attending the craft corner at lunchtimes, Saida has made new friends and has helped to run and organise the craft sessions.
Before using safe space Zainab (11QW) was very shy. However, since regularly attending lunchtime sessions Zainab has come out of her shell and is a lot more confident. She is participating in discussions and sharing her points of view with enthusiasm.
For more information go to www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk