Students Celebrate Jack Petchey Success

Jack Petchey Achievement Award

A group of Kensington and Chelsea College students proved to be perfect role models after winning awards from a high-profile foundation set up to recognise the achievements of young people.

Eleven college students were selected for the prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award after impressing judges with their dedication and motivation towards learning and high standard of work throughout the year.

The winning students – Lilly Hussain, Hana Foltynova, Kevon, Jamie Weaver, Sana Khairoan, Sidney Aguilar, Mark Casizzi, Scarlett Harrington, Sana Ahmed and Danielle Dubique – are studying on courses ranging from Child Care, Midwifery and Silver Smithing to Access to Humanities and Social Science and the Alternative Schools Programme.

Each winner received a certificate and a £200 cheque to spend on a course related project. In addition the lucky eleven will also be attending the main Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony taking place early next year, where they could be in line to win a regional Award.

College Youth worker, Luke Davy, said: ‘A big congratulations to all the students who have won. They thoroughly deserve it! The award is given to nominated students who have displayed excellent dedication, motivation and standard of work throughout the year while also being a fantastic role model to other students.’

Established in 1999, The Jack Petchey Foundation gives grants to programmes and projects that benefit young people aged 11-25, with a major focus of its work being the Achievement Awards. The Foundation focuses on London and Essex and has awarded grants totalling over £65 million since it was set-up.