Six of the best
August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015
Six QE Year 12 pupils have won Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards after being nominated by younger pupils at the School for showing exceptional leadership.
Mr Petchey, a London entrepreneur and philanthropist, set up the awards for schools throughout London and Essex to help young people “raise their aspirations, believe in themselves and make a contribution to their society”.
QE Extra-Curricular Enrichment Tutor Martin Bassett-Jones said: “We value these awards because through them we are able to celebrate and reward the outstanding leadership that our Sixth-Formers give to their peers in younger years. It is especially valuable that the nominations are made by the younger boys themselves.”
Pupils made their nominations online at the eQE Learning area, with one for each month from January to June. They were asked to give their reasons for each nomination.
As a gold-level participant in the awards, QE is able to offer nine awards each year – these six, plus up to three more in the autumn. Each award-winner receives £200 to spend on items that benefit other people.
QE first took part in the awards scheme during the autumn of 2014, when Alex Chinweze was the School’s inaugural winner, taking the award for November.
After compiling and evaluating the nominations and checking with QE’s Senior Leadership Team, Mr Bassett-Jones announced the latest winners and presented them with their award certificates. The names of the winners and the reasons given for each nomination are listed below:
All six were invited to attend the award ceremony at The Arts Depot, Finchley, but only Shiras was able to be there. He is pictured carrying his Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards medal with the Mayor of Barnet, Councillor Mark Shooter.