Jack Petchey Achievement Awards
The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards are part of a foundation set up by the Plaistow-born millionaire and philanthropist, Sir Jack Petchey.
The scheme is all about rewarding, recognising and celebrating the achievements of young people. Each month pupils are nominated for academic or sporting achievement, charity work, community work, etc. A pupil working party considers all the nominations and decide on the winner.
Winners receive a certificate, a medal and an invitation to one of the foundation's glitzy Achievement Awards Celebrations. They also get to nominate which department(s) should receive the £250 grant and then meet with the Head of Department to discuss what it is spent on.