The Jack Petchey Achievement Award at Langley Park School for Boys
Jack Petchey is a wealthy philanthropist who, having received little benefit or encouragement in his formal education in East London, went on to become a self-made millionaire. His foundation is a grant-making trust based in Ilford, Essex, and has developed into one of the largest and most influential charitable foundations in London, channelling significant sums into schools, youth clubs and other organisations. It currently operates in 1600 secondary schools and youth clubs. Over £100 million has been awarded in grants since 1999.
The Achievement Award Scheme enables schools to recognise the fact that many young people make really positive contributions to the school or their community.
Each month students select one student to receive an Achievement Award.
Awards must be spent on school or community based projects and are worth £200.
Nominations for the winner will come from the pupils, and are supported by their teachers.
The monthly winner chooses which of the projects he/she would like to spend the money on. A student may only receive one award during their time at the school. The winner receives 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.
A committee made up of previous LPSB winners is involved in choosing the Award winner from the nominations each month, and also in drawing up a "wish list" of items from which Award winners can choose how their money will be spent.
For more information about the Jack Petchey Foundation and their activities, please click here.