Jack Petchey Achievement Award

Congratulations to Foundation Learning student Tom Hickey on being awarded the Jack Petchey Achievement Award for his volunteering work. Winners of this prestigious award are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail.

Tom was presented with his award recently by Sophie Linden, London's Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime (DMPC).   

Awards mean different things to different people. The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.

A young person is nominated by their peers in their school or youth organisation. An important part of the scheme is the involvement of young people in selecting the award winners for their hard work and efforts.