Jack Petchey Award

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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.

Helena Romanes School is able to elect an award winner once a month (excluding 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 pin badge
  • A boxed medallion
  • £250 to be spent on a school/community project of their choice

Nominations can be made by students 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.

We know there are many young people who deserve recognition. These awards are for those young people who have gone above and beyond what might be expected of them. Young people achieve in lots of ways; this can include overcoming personal challenges and adversity, achieving sporting and musical success as well as by volunteering and making a difference within their community.