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Jack Petchey Foundation

 

If you would like to nominate someone for a Jack Petchey Award please email: jpnominations@shsg.org

Nominations take place three times a year, in September, January and May.

Students need to have done something outstanding and made a real difference to school or their community. For full details please look at the Jack Petchey website which is: http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/

 

Jack Petchey Awards Autumn 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have all won Jack Petchey Achievement Awards:-

 

September Winner - Noemi Thanni Year 7

Noemi is one of our young carers. She was nominated for the positivity, strength and determination that she has shown in overcoming personal challenges following her mother's cancer diagnosis earlier this year. Noemi organises everything at home from doing the weekly shopping to helping with her mother's medication and ensuring that she is looked after and comfortable. Starting a new school in Year 7 can be daunting for anyone - Noemi has had to organise herself for every aspect of school life and has shown great courage and maturity. Despite the difficulties she faces Noemi is always smiling, determined to do her best and her positive attitude is an inspiration to other students.

 

October Winner - Rabbiah Chaudhry Year 12

Rabbiah was recognised for her work abroad. In the October half term Rabbiah travelled to Pakistan to volunteer at a disability centre for children in Gujrat. She has worked very hard to set up her own charity. Rabbiah's charity raises money to give to the disability centre and these funds will pay for an educational psychologist to work with the children there. Rabbiah's actions have contributed to these children receiving the help and support they need which will undoubtedly improve their quality of life.

 

November Winner - Kathryn Mell Year 10

Kathryn was nominated for the courage and determination she has shown over the last two years whilst battling a severe illness. Last year Kathryn became too unwell to attend school full time, but she refused to let this affect her studies. Kathryn never missed a homework deadline, caught up with lessons missed and at the end of the year achieved an excellent report from her subject teachers. The strength Kathryn has shown in her desire to overcome this and succeed at school has made us proud.

Jack Petchey Awards Summer 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have all won Jack Petchey Achievement Awards:-

 

Olivia Sofroniou, Year 12 - April 2015

Olivia is an outstanding role model, a member of the Head Girl Team and Captain of the School's Athletic team selected to represent England in China, where she led by example in the 1st track event by setting a new pb . Olivia is a dedicated student who has given so much back to the school. Her extra-curricular input has been second to none.

 

Mary Pantiru, Year 11 - May 2015

Mary has made outstanding progress with English language and helps the EAL department as an ambassador. A worthy winner of Jack Petchey.

 

Bethany Westoby, Year 9 - June 2015

Bethany has been nominated by many staff who have been so impressed with her commitment to helping others through setting up a knitting club. Bethany contacted Innocent Smoothies last year and received from them a box full of knitting supplies, knitting 60 of these small hats all profits going to age concern. Bethany showed great dedication by running her club and never missing a week. She has now embarked on a new project with help from her peers (some of which she has taught how to knit) and staff knitting squares to make blankets for children in Africa.

 

 

Jack Petchey Awards - Spring Term 2015

Congratulations to the following students who have all received Jack Petchey Achievement Awards:-

Megan Richardson, Year 10

Megan was awarded the Jack Petchey award for her calm and brave response following a car accident during the Duke of Edinburgh hike and supporting an injured fellow student.

 

Charlotte Sheern, Year 8

Charlotte has been awarded the Jack Petchey award for the way she dealt with an injury crisis involving her two year old sister who had fallen and split her head open catching an artery meaning massive blood loss. Charlotte managed to keep her sister calm all the way to hospital by singing to her. Her sister received stitches for the deep gash and Charlotte remained with her throughout.

 

Naomi Smee, Year 12

Naomi has received this award for her commitment to every possible ensemble in the music department over the years and for running the highly acclaimed 'Highly Strung'.

 

 

 

 

Jack Petchey Awards - Autumn 2014

Congratulations to the following students who have all won Jack Petchey Achievement Awards:-

Rebecca Rimmington 13 DDA - September 2014

Rebecca has shown continued and unfailing support to the music department all the way through her school years. Rebecca is a Music Captain and leads the training for wind and flute ensemble, and participates herself in every ensemble. Miss Ryan nominated Rebecca for this award and she has unsurprisingly chosen to give her money to the music department.

Lauren Smith 11Z - October 2014

Lauren was selected as a UK Guide Ambassador and won a place on a trip to Mexico where she helped to teach underprivileged children. Lauren raised £2000 to take part, and has chosen to spend her award with the Design and Technology department enabling them to buy some new books and software.

Lucy Grant 13 DDA - November 2014

Lucy is a dedicated Music Captain and continues to run the SHSG choir which continues to grow in both size and success. Lucy continues to demonstrate her commitment to all ensembles in the music department. Lucy will spend her award in the music department.

 

September 2013 - June 2014

The Jack Petchey Award for June
Mrs Imbush, Head of Maths nominated year 11 student Abigail Uden for her Jack Petchey award. Abigail has been an amazing maths angel all year and has also helped hugely on the administration side too and has been extremely generous with her time. She has also been so confident and professional in arranging for mentees to pair up with mentors online and has been incredibly reliable. Abigail has shared her award money between maths and food technology and the school has received iPad styli and specialist bake ware as a result.

The Jack Petchey Award for May 
Helena Ramsay has been a school librarian since year 7. She is now in year 11 and is still totally reliable and conscientious. Helena is always happy to stand in when other librarians are off and to supervise the new junior librarians. Helena is also a volunteer at her local library and has helped with the Summer reading challenge. Helena was nominated by Ms Wakeman, the school Librarian and has given her award money to the History department who have spent it on 5 visualisers.

The Jack Petchey Award for April 
Year 11 student Olivia Sutcliffe has won her award for taking part in the Air Ambulance Strictly Competition and Dancing for Heroes. She has taught and choreographed routines for 2 complete beginners, ending in performances in front of large audiences for charity. Olivia was nominated by her very proud mum. She, unsurprisingly, chose to give her money to the Drama department who have spent it on lighting in the new drama studio.

The Jack Petchey Award for March
Khadijah Ali's fellow students decided that she should be nominated for a Jack Petchey Award. Khadijah is a one girl hive of activity and has won her award for her Charity work. She was sponsored to walk over the 02 building and she helped to pack hampers which were given out over Christmas by the Yes Group. So far she has raised over £200.

The Jack Petchey Award for February 
Year 7 student Victoria Collier has made a superb start to SHSG. She held a raffle in school before Christmas and organised a used toy collection. She then donated the toys that she had collected and some new toys she had bought with the money she had raised to Neptune Children's ward. Victoria was nominated by her Head of Year Mrs Quinn.

The Jack Petchey Award for January 
Demi Trunks was nominated by a number of younger students who attend the Harry Potter club which Demi set up and runs at lunchtimes. She started the club in year 12 and continues to run it in year 13. The younger students get a huge amount from taking part and have even been seen playing Quidditch out on the field!

The Jack Petchey Award for November
The November Jack Petchey award was won by Maimoona Syed in year 9. Maimoona was nominated by her very proud dad for saving money from her pocket money and buying new clothes for poor children during a trip to India. She has also invited twenty five orphans for dinner and inspired other children to take action for charity. The November award money has been given to the PE department to help with the National School's Cross Country finals which the school is hosting on Saturday 30th November.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for October
Rebecca Griffith's mum is her greatest fan and she nominated Rebecca for the October Jack Petchey award. Rebecca, who is in year 10, has won her award for Volunteering once a week at a children's club, being a Young Leader at guides and raising £2000 to take part in a three week volunteering trip to India to support women and girls with mental health issues. What an amazing young woman, well done Rebecca, we are very proud of you. Rebecca has given her award to the PE department to help with the National School's Cross Country finals.

The Jack Petchey Award for September 
AliceGoddard initially joined the British Heart Foundation Store as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. She was a valuable member of team, being very hard working, reliable, punctual and became proficient in all customer serving and back room activities. Even though she has completed the DofE scheme she has kindly stayed on as a volunteer, working on a Saturday morning. Alice was nominated by the store manager and has given her money to the physics department who are spending it on a solar system teaching resource and a class set of digital thermometers.

 

September 2012 - June 2013

 

The Jack Petchey Award for June
Beverley Ngo in year 7 has won her Jack Petchey award for quite an unusual reason. Beverley has cut off 8 inches off her hair and has donated it to a cancer charity to make wigs for children who are receiving cancer treatment. Beverley says that she will probably do it again once her hair has grown a bit longer. Beverley gave her money to Music with a request that it spent on taking students to concerts.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for May 
The May Jack Petchey Award was won by year 9 student Phaedra Leigh. Phaedra was nominated by a fellow student for the work she has done at her dance school supporting a club for disabled children. Phaedra stays after her dance lesson and helps with the club once a week. Phaedra's money has been donated to the Art department to buy a mini printing press.

The Jack Petchey Award for April 
Despite being in year 12 and revising for AS levels, Georgia Lilley still finds time to volunteer in the community. Georgia is a Young Leader at 1st Ashingdon Cub Scouts where she helps out at weekly cub meetings. She recently organized a visit to a local synagogue, in order for the cubs to gain their world faiths badge, and also organized a quiz night for the cubs, where they raised approximately £100 for Comic Relief. Georgia volunteers on Saturday mornings to coach gymnastics to a group of young children at a local gymnastics club. Georgia attends quarterly beach cleaning sessions at Southend seafront organized by the Marine Conservation Society, and is attempting to get more volunteers from school involved. Georgia has this week approached our local library to enquire about volunteering for the Summer Reading Challenge. Georgia is always willing to volunteer her services and is a perfect role model. Well done Georgia we are proud of you. Georgia chose to give her money to Music and has been spent on Ukuleles for Georgia's Ukulele club.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for March 
Year 7 student Anna Hrusa has successfully gained a place in the Essex County Cricket U13's County Girls Squad. She has only taken up cricket in 2012 and has worked extremely hard to reach this high level in such a short space of time. This is a major achievement and Anna has shown courage, fortitude and determination to succeed in this increasingly popular and highly competitive field. It's no wonder that Anna is our March Jack Petchey winner. Anna has shared her award between PE and Food technology.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for February 
If you need someone to help out a younger student the name that jumps to everyone's lips is Beth Watkins. Despite being at the top of the school, with all the worry that brings, Beth is never too busy to support younger students. She helps out in study skills lessons and Co-ordinates 'Maths Angels' which is an online resource for younger students. She also gives up her evenings to staff the Maths Angels sessions. Beth gave her money to PE and Maths.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for January 
Daisy Perry spent a lot of timing and effort doing various different sponsored events in order to raise money for Children in Need. At the time of receiving her award Daisy had raised over £100 and is still actively fund raising. Daisy has given her award money to drama and IT.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for November
Jenny Lewis was nominated for her Achievement Award by a number of her peers. They all commented on her dedication to volunteering at a retirement home which Jenny does, without fail, once a week. Jenny, who is in year 10, has given her award money to the Science department.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for October 
Year 8 student Ellie Cheevers has won her Jack Petchey award for two very different things. Firstly for her dedication to practising and playing the guitar and secondly for volunteering at a retirement home Ellie has split her award money between PE and History.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for September
Lucy Portway, in year 7, has made an outstanding start to SHSG. She has won her Jack Petchey Award for fund raising nearly £100 by baking and selling cakes for a small charity for people with speech and language difficulties. Unsurprisingly, Lucy has chosen to give her money to the Food Technology department.

 

September 2011 - June 2012

The Jack Petchey Award for June 
Year 11 student Roxanne Armfield is determined to make SHSG a greener school. As part of 'Green Group' she has introduced weekly waste paper collections from each department and administration offices and encourages environmentally friendly attitudes around the school. Roxanne's money has been spent of new recycle bins.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for May 
When Leah Roach saw that a woman had fallen over and needed help she sprang into action. She made sure the woman was comfortable, called for professional help and stayed with the woman until an ambulance arrived. Leah, year 9, has also been commended for being very supportive to other members of her year group. Leah gave her money to the Music department.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for April 
Zahra Khan has been awarded her Jack Petchey for raising over £600 for CLIC Sargant, a Charity for children with cancer. Zahra who is in year 9, organised a fundraising event at Rollacity, made posters to advertise the event and handed out flyers at local clubs such as Brownies and Guides. Zahra's money has been spent by the Duke of Edinburgh team.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for March 
Zoe Brown is a very determined young woman who has raised money for The Children's Society by taking part in sponsored walks over London Bridges with her family for the last 10 years. Zoe has given her money to the History department as this is one of her favourite subjects.

 

 

The Jack Petchey Award for February
Elizabeth Champion in year 11, has won her Jack Petchey Award for her commitment and hard work as a student librarian, a role she has had since year 7. Elizabeth has been reliable and responsible in this role and has always taken on extra duties when asked. Students like Elizabeth may SHSG the special place it is. Not surprisingly Elizabeth has chosen to give her Award money to the library.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for January 
Eleanor Davis, a year 8 student, has won the January Jack Petchey award for her commitment to our year 7/8 book club. Eleanor always attends and gives her free time up to help organise the club with Mrs Sergeant. Without students like Eleanor there would be fewer curriculum enrichment clubs.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for November
Rhiannon Hathaway and Leah Dean have both won their award for completing a marathon! They did this to raise money for Cancer Research and Oxfam. What a wonderful achievement for two young women. Rhiannon has chosen to give her money to the Media and Textiles departmen
 

 

The Jack Petchey Award for October 
Rhiannon Hathaway and Leah Dean have both won their award for completing a marathon! They did this to raise money for Cancer Research and Oxfam. What a wonderful achievement for two young women. Leah has chosen to give her money to PSHCE and Sports Leaders.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for September 
As well as working hard in all her GCSE subjects, Meg Reed in year 10, managed to find time to organise and help to run an International day for the whole school, based on the Cultural Olympiad. Meg enthused members of staff and produced lesson plans and resources and helped out on the day. Meg has split her award between Music and PE.

 

September 2010 - June 2014

The Jack Petchey Award for June 
Tiange Wei has been awarded the Jack Petchey award for June for giving 100% effort in everything she does. Tiange didn't join SHSG until year 9 so had a lot of catching up to do. She did this without complaining and has risen to the challenge of a grammar school. Well done Tiange, and keep up that determination to do well. Tiange split her award between her two favourite subjects, English and Maths.

The Jack Petchey Award for May
E
mily Reader, year 9, won the Jack Petchey award for May. She was nominated for completing the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award despite some difficulties she encountered on the way. Emily has shown tenacity and perseverance. Emily shared her money between drama and the DoE group.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for April 
 Dominique Bradford a year 8 student won the award by raising money for charity completing an 8mile run for Great Ormond Street. She raised over £600 and put her award to good use by giving it to Great Ormond Street to purchase furniture for parents accommodation so they can stay with their child. Congratulations Dominique, we are really proud of your achievements.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for March 
Sixth form student Hannah Wallen has won her Jack Petchey award for her work as Music captain and the impact she has on the extracurricular life of the school. Hannah helps to run Christian Union and also organises all the musicians for the performances in whole school assembly on Mondays. Hannah has given her award to the Music department who will spend some of the money on sheet music for the Junior Choir.

 

 

The Jack Petchey Award for February 
Congratulations to Phoebe Hull in year 10 who won her Jack Petchey award for organising a collection for orphans in Haiti. Phoebe spoke in assembly and created a publicity campaign by putting posters up around the school. Phoebe decided to give her award to Biology.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for January 
Paul Green, in year 12, cycled for 23 miles to raise money for research into Prostate Cancer. This is an amazing achievement and shows what determined students we have. Paul gave his award to the Science in Society Course.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for November 
As well as working hard in her GCSE year, Eleanor Jackson also managed to find time to support the music department and run a flute ensemble. She was nominated by a number of students who have benefitted from her hard work. Eleanor's award was given to the Music department.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for October 
Jessica Reeves has been awarded the Jack Petchey award for October for doing a 25 mile bike ride for the Little Havens Children's Hospice Charity. The ICT department were pleased to be given this award.

 

The Jack Petchey Award for September
The Jack Petchey award for September has been won by Megan Walker in year 8. Megan won the award by raising money for charity and being a caring young woman. Congratulations Megan, we are really proud of your achievements. Megan split her award between Drama, Dance and P.E.