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Jack Petchy Award
Every month (except July, August and December), students are awarded The Jack Petchey Achievement Award. Schools use this award to identify effort, enterprise and accomplishment of students in both a positive and useful way. Students need to be exceptionally hardworking or have done something encouraging for other people to qualify for this award. A student can only receive one award during their time at the school. Winners of this award receive a framed certificate, a Jack Petchey Young Achiever pin badge and £200 to be spent on a school or community project of their choice. All Achievement Award winners are expected to attend the annual Borough Presentation Ceremony to receive their medallions.

Jack Petchey Award Winners 2014

  • June’s Jack Petchey Award Winner is Giorgia Cranston-Liasi 10Y

  • Giorgia has supported members of her tutor group with their learning, often in the mornings and after school. She is a role model for other students as she always remains positive and is diplomatic in her handling of people. She has always volunteered to help out with school events, such as open evenings and parents meetings showing a devotion and commitment to the school community.
    Georgia chose to donate her £200 to the Geography department for equipment to help with the field trip taking place in mid-July.

  • May’s Jack Petchey Award Winner was Louise Bullions 9H

  • Louise is a member of the Green Team and has done much to help improve the school environment, organising litter picks and helping to deliver assemblies on making the environment a cleaner and healthier place. She has also been involved in raising money for lots of charities doing cake sales with her form group.
    Louise chose to donate her £200 to the Drama Department for a new radio mic for the school’s November production of ‘The Grimm Tales’.

  • Aprils’s Jack Petchey Award Winner was Emily Salisbury 8S

  • Emily is an excellent student who always completes her work on time and is keen to help others who might be struggling with theirs. She is a great form member who gives up lots of her free time to listen to the problems of other students and never complains. Nothing is ever too much trouble! Emily is always helpful and is enthusiastic about her learning.
    Emily chose to donate her £200 to the English Department to help pay for the English trip to ‘Dicken’s World’

  • March’s Jack Petchey Winner was Arianne Carless Y13

  • Throughout her time at Shirley High, Arianne has been involved in many extra-curricular activities such as school shows and concerts. She helps the younger students in productions through her encouraging and positive attitude. She has given up free time to mentor primary school students with their reading. She is a kind and caring student who has been a great role model to younger students.
    Arianne chose to donate her £200 to the Drama Department to be used to help fund student costs for the A level residential exam trip to Lodge Hill.

  • February’s Jack Petchey Winner was Selin Altinok Y13

  • Selin has had a difficult time of things due to medical issues but never moaned and burdened others with her problems. She stayed positive and was often to be found listening to the concern of her peer group. She has been a committed Year 7 mentor who has given freely of her time and energy to help individuals make the difficult transition from Y6 to Y7.
    Selin chose to donate her £200 to the Sociology Department for the buying of new A2 text books.

  • January’s Jack Petchey Winner was Mufaro Shambare 12H

  • Mufaro is a hardworking and dedicated student with a big heart. He always gives freely of his time to help students and staff. He helped to raise over £850 for the Royal Marsden this year by compering a charity cabaret. He has helped at open evenings, parents meetings, school shows and sports days. As a sixth form mentor he has been a great support to younger male students who may have been struggling in school with work or friendships.
    Mufaro chose to donate £100 towards the Drama Department for theatre trips & £100 towards the Year 13 Prom so that the ticket costs can be reduced.
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    Jack Petchey Achievement Award Nomination Form (PDF)
    Jack Petchey Achievement Award Nomination Form (WORD)
    The Jack Petchey Award Presentation Croydon 2014
    Year 8 October Jack Petchey Award
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