The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to support young people aged 11-25 through programmes in schools and youth organisations. Since its formation over £65 million has been distributed. The aim of the charity is to support projects to enable young people to achieve their potential and contribute to society. Almost 2000 schools and clubs in London and Essex currently participate in the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. Through this programme the achievements of over 70,000 young people have been recognised and rewarded through our Achievement Award Scheme.
See www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk for more information.
The Helena Romanes School is able to elect an award winner once a month (apart from December, July and August). Recipients of the award do not have to be best at sport, work or anything else, but they must have contributed to the school or local community in a significant way. Equally, Achievement Award Winners can be recognised for personal developments and positive personality traits.
Achievement Award Winners will receive:
- A framed photograph
- A pin badge
- A boxed medallion
- £200 to be spent on a school/community project of their choice
Nominations can be made by students, parents or teachers on the specified yellow forms which can be found with the nomination boxes (one in the staff room and one in student reception) or collected from the main office. A copy of the form can be viewed at the bottom of this page. All nominations for each month will go to Student Voice meeting on a monthly basis for them to discuss and decide who the winner will be.
For information regarding recent winners see below:
Chloe White, Year 8 was nominated by Mr James for care in the community. Chloe and her friend found an older gentleman who was lost and did not know where he was. They checked with local nursing homes before contacting police, staying with him until he was safely home.
Chloe gave her £250 award money to the Science department where it was used to buy Physics Pro for use in Science club.
Melissa Maguire, Year 8 was nominated by Mr James for care in the community. Melissa and her friend found an older gentleman who was lost and did not know where he was. They checked with local nursing homes before contacting police, staying with him until he was safely home.
Melissa gave her £250 award money to the Music department where they brought some speakers to enhance students creative music workings in after school club.
Molly Davidson, Year 9 was nominated by Miss Brammer for raising money for The Rose Project, a charity who support victims of domestic abuse. She organised a series of fund raising events and has met with staff from the charity who are supported her with items to sell/raffle. Molly intends this to be an ongoing fund raising effort and is completely self motivated and self organised. She is a credit to her family and the school.
Molly £250 was split between Student Welfare and Drama.
Drama spent £125 on cinema and drama books to enhance the creativity of students and their independence allowing them to be inspired.
Student Welfare spent £125 on items to help provide a stress free environment where the emotional wellbeing of a number of students can be helped where they feel safe in a relaxed environment.
Alexandra Durham, Year 12 was nominated by Mrs Stewart for playing the main part in the school production and running the Drama Club. She is a positive role model and deserves this for her dedication.
Alexandra gave her £250 award money to the Drama department to buy costumes for the students to enhance their performances in extra-curricular performances.
Austin Hodge, Year 12 was nominated by Miss Cheyne for assisting in the teaching of a Year 8 Lower ability English class. He does this in his free lessons.
Austin gave his £250 award money to the English department to buy enrichment novels and essays. These texts will be beyond the curriculum and will serve to further the students’ love for Literature.
Jacob Lawrence, Year 10 was nominated by Mr Graves for setting up the Lego Mindstorm Models. He spent hours of his time making and programming them with his efforts resulting in major interest.
Jacob gave his £250 award money to the ICT department and they purchased ICT Lego Mindstorm programmes to be launched at after school clubs.