Student Success at the Jack Petchey Awards
Six of our students received gold medals at the Jack Petchey Awards Evening on Wednesday 24th April 2012 at the Beck Theatre in Hayes. Schools from all over Hillingdon were represented and an enthusiastic audience cheered the Award winners.
In addition, our BTEC Dance group and Choir performed during the evening with the Choir raising the roof with “Stand By Me” as the finale to the ceremony.
Massive congratulations needs to go out to all our Award winners! Below are the citations with the reasons for the Awards. In addition to the Award, medal and certificate, the winners also receive £200 to spend on something in school that will benefit other students – check out what they've chosen in the list below.
Name of award winner: Shannon Jarman
Reason for award: For her dedication to the cadets and Coe House most improved student for the last year.
She has recently been promoted and earned new stripes. She is the first to ask the Principal if she can raise money in school by wearing her uniforms and selling poppies, she advises younger students and encourages them to join AND she was chosen by her Sergeant to carry the wreath on behalf of the queen for her regiment at short notice this year at the Rickmansworth parade. She is really proud of her commitment and has brought in pictures and written a short description of her activities to go on the Coe house board.
200GBP grant has been used for: Funding for transport to allow students to attend an outward bounds trip led by the Army. The trip will take place in June 2012.
Name of award winner: Thaila Phillips
Reason for award: For her rapping, writing and performance in assemblies earlier this term. She has also recorded her own material and is entering talent competitions to pursue her ambition to work in the music industry. Her work is an inspiration to other students.
200GBP grant has been used for: Equipment to support the school radio station THA Vibe and for the Music Club to use as well.
Name of award winner: Stefano Siota
Reason for award: Stefano has helped with younger students taking them out etc. Leading through example, role model and helpfulness in the Boarding House.
Stefano always gives of his best. He is a good role model and leader in the Boarding House and has mentored, without effort or thought, many younger students. He is helpful and most trustworthy. His personable nature has allowed both himself and others to make progress socially.
He speaks 5 languages and uses this to help others who are coming to terms with a second language.
Academically he always works to the best of his ability.
Without a doubt, he is a fantastic role model within sixth form as well. A mature and reliable young man who is just so polite.
200GBP grant has been used for: Table Tennis table for the Boarding House
Name of award winner: Michaela Cook
Reason for award: Michaela is one of our top performing gymnasts. She is a terrific student and inspiration for the much younger gymnasts of primary school age who also participate with the Harefield Gymnastics programme. When asked to describe Michaela\'s qualities, one that was mentioned by many staff was \"determination\".
200GBP grant has been used for: Additional equipment for our Harefield Gymanstics Community Club - stereos, stands, costumes.
Name of award winner: Thomas Theobald
Reason for award: Thomas has been fully involved in the life of the Academy since starting with us in September. He is an active leader with the Rugby club in particular, but has got involved in Library quizzes, helping out at Open Evenings and being a role model for our younger potential students. He has the highest achievement points for boys in the school which is testament to his consistently excellent approach to school life.
200GBP grant has been used for: Activities for PL; Maths Club; DT Club
Name of award winner: Katherine Messider
Reason for award: As well as having the highest overall achievement points in the school, Katherine is involved in a number of school groups, including Trampolining, performing in productions, helping out with after school activities whenever asked - nothing is too much trouble. She also led in fundraising activities for our school charities such as the fashion show which she helped to organise for the fun and benefit of others.
200GBP grant has been used for: Katherine would like as many students as possible to benefit from a school trip.
What is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme?
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme runs in over 2,000 schools, college and youth organisations across London and Essex. The scheme is open to applications from schools, clubs and youth groups. The scheme contributes millions of pounds each year to support youth work in London and Essex.
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.
Check out the video to see the students collecting their Awards on stage...
This is a snippet of the Dance Performance….
And this is the Choir singing “Standby By Me”…..