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Jack Petchey Achievement Award Winners

Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – these awards are not about being the ‘best’, they are about ‘doing your best’. The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they are used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside their comfort zone, or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.

On Thursday 24 February, winners from December 2021 to November 2022 were presented with the Jack Petchey Medallion. Normally, the winners attend an annual Award Evening run by the Jack Petchey Foundation held at Brent Civic Centre, with special guests who present the medallions, but due to Covid restrictions, the event was held online and the medallions were sent to the school to be presented by our Executive Headteacher, Mr Denial, to the winning students.

The Achievement Award winners received:

  • A framed certificate
  • A boxed medallion
  • £250 to spend on a something to benefit the 11-25 age group (i.e in their Unit).

Below are our winning student stories and how they spent their prize:

Amelia P (13T) for:

  • being involved in many aspects of school life
  • being a great Year 8 buddy
  • a dedicated house captain for Air
  • having a creative input in putting together the online Talent Show we had last year
  • being inspiration behind the choice of supporting the charity Crisis as she was so concerned about the number of Londoners who had lost their homes due to the pandemic.

Amelia spent her money on A2 Revision books for Physics.

Tanya (13E) for:

  • being a great House Captain last year for Water. 
  • interacting with the students by going into the form classes to tell them about the house events.
  • being reliable and always made sure that the events were well planned.
  • finding her lion voice after a very quiet first house assembly, and she has now flourished into a confident student who is willing to help others whenever given the opportunity.

Tanya will spend her money on Year 13 Prom at the end of the summer term.

Kaspa P (11A) for

  • being been involved in many aspects of school life
  • being a Year 8 Buddy
  • giving up his time to help out with the extracurricular activities that take place at our school.
  • being instrumental in helping out the PE department during the Year 6 Open Evening in September
  • being a good ambassador for the school by always being polite and helpful.

Kaspa is will spend his money on upgrading the basket ball hoops and backboard in the Art & Design playground

Khushi P (13S) for

  • being was an excellent Prefect in Year 11
  • being a superb Year 8 Buddy
  • being a dedicated House Captain last year
  • for organising house events that would appeal to the students despite the pandemic and being stuck at home.
  • continually has demonstrating excellent organisational skills by attending all the meetings on time and carrying out all the tasks she has undertaken to a very high level. She is totally reliable and is always enthusiastic. Due to all her commitment throughout her time at school, she is now currently the Head Girl at Preston Manor.

Khushi spent her money on books for the History A Level course.

Sanisha N (9A) for

  • being an excellent Buddy helping the Year 7 students settle into school under such strange circumstances due to the pandemic
  • joining the behaviour panel and has playing a key role in assembly presentations making it clear that bullying will not be tolerated at our school.
  • keeping the behaviour panel notice board up to date.
  • joining Preston Manor Eco Manor group to help promote more sustainable ways and how to tackle climate change. She was involved with Earth Day work last year and helped to water the tree saplings.

Sanisha spent her money on books for the English department.

Anastasia F (9S) for

  • being involved in many aspects of school life since joining the school from Year 7.
  • being a committed Year 8 buddy
  • helping to make a virtual Year 6 Parents Evening video in showcasing life at Preston Manor.
  • being a key member of the Behaviour Panel having taken on the role of the Chairperson, to ensure that the anti bullying message at our school is kept high profile.
  • being instrumental in creating Earth Day last summer where we managed to plant trees on the school field
  • being a junior prefect and helping in the LRC as an assistant.

Anastasia spent her money on books for the Learning Resources Centre (LRC).

 

Hasan D (11P) for

  • being an excellent class representative and being part of the Behaviour Panel. He was keen to make a difference in our world from tackling bullying to making students aware of the current Climate crisis.
  • Volunteering to take on a Leadership role within the student panel, and he made a huge impact by coming up with brand-new ideas encouraging students to get involved.
  • for demonstarting excellent organisational skills by attending all the meetings on time, and he has carried out all the tasks professionally.

Hasan spent his money on garden equipment for the new Eco group in school.

Memet G (8P) for

  • being selected and Class Representative in Year 7 ensuring student voice is heard.
  • being a Lead Learner for Maths and PE and demonstrating commitment and enthusiasm for all the roles he has taken on.
  • being trustworthy, responsible and having a brilliant start at Preston Manor.

Memet spent his money on weight lifting equipment for the PE department

Harsh B (8N) for

  • being involved with all aspects of Preston Manor Life since joining school in Year 7.
  • beinf part of the Behaviour Panel and keen to help reduce bullying in our school.
  • playing an important role in making sure that Earth Day a success last year
  • being an Eco Warrior, helping the school environment by planting trees and keeping the site free from litter. 
  • being a reliable and committed Year 8 Buddy helping Year 7 students settle into life at Preston Manor.

He spent his money on watering equipment for the trees that were planted last year and bee friendly plants.