Haringey students to be honoured at awards ceremony

PUBLISHED: 11:50 18 June 2015 | UPDATED: 11:50 18 June 2015

Jack Petchey. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Jack Petchey. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation


Students from 12 senior schools in Haringey will receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards at a special annual event being held at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre on Tuesday.

The event will honour 73 achievement award winners aged 11 to 25-years-old, who will each receive medallions to go with their framed certificate and a cheque for £200

They were nominated by their peers and leaders, winning awards for a variety of achievements but mostly for doing their best.

Eight adults will also be celebrated with Leader Awards, which will recognise those who have demonstrated, in an outstanding way, an ability to motivate young people.

They will receive a medallion and a framed certificate.

Youth organisations in Haringey have received £933,000 from the Jack Petchey Foundation since funding started in 2000.

A host of VIPs will be attending the event including Cllr Jennifer Mann, Mayor of Haringey; Cllr Ann Waters, cabinet member for children and families; Jon Abbey, interim director of children’s service and police Chief Supt Victor Olisa, Borough Commander of Haringey.

Now celebrating its 15th year, the Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and to support them in achieving their potential.

Since then it has invested £90 million to a wide range of 2,000 youth initiatives across London and Essex.

Founder, 89-year-old Jack Petchey CBE, said: “I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society.”

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