Jack Petchey Foundation
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03 March 2017

William Perkins students learn about the universe at Greenwich Observatory

On Friday 27th January 2017, 60 lucky Year 10 students from William Perkin High School visited the Greenwich Planetarium. The trip was funded by a £180 Jack Petchey Foundation Educational Visit Grant.

01 March 2017

Air Cadet saves his grandad's life thanks to his First Aid training

A young air cadet, Sergeant Luke Coleman, age 19, from 282 East Ham Squadron, proved that first aid training really does save lives, when he jumped into action as his grandfather suddenly began choking one evening.

01 March 2017

Small grant enables young LGBQT+ people to attend Pride events

The Gap has been supported by the Jack Petchey Foundation since 2014 and in August 2016 they received a Small Grant of £750 which enabled them to take a group of young people from Gap to London and Brighton Pride.

27 February 2017

Wimbledon teacher wins Jack Petchey Foundation Most Inspirational teacher Award

Angelina Di Passio of Ricards Lodge won The Jack Petchey Foundation Award for Inspirational Teacher of the Year award for her exceptional work on after school activities including LGBQT+ support groups and Model UN Conferences.

24 February 2017

Schools and teachers congratulated at the Evening Standard School Awards

On Wednesday 22nd February 2017, the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Secretary of State for Education, gave out the Evening Standard School Awards, sponsored for the third year in a row by the Jack Petchey Foundation.

16 February 2017

Student wins Jack Petchey Achievement Award for poetic prowess

a-Shay was nominated for a Jack Petchey Achievement Award in 2016 in recognition of her extraordinary talent and great commitment to improving her craft.

14 February 2017

Student volunteers for female empowerment project in Bangladesh

The Jack Petchey Foundation awarded Mercedesz with a £300 Individual Grant for Volunteering to help cover the costs of her volunteer work with Y Care International, enabling her to take part.

10 February 2017

Small grant funds team building day for Walworth students

Thanks to a Small Grant of £750, 25 students from Walworth Academy had the fantastic opportunity to participate in a team building day at an outdoor activity centre.

08 February 2017

Engineering students put their skills to the test in clean water project

The Jack Petchey Foundation supported three UCL engineering students with an Individual Grant for Volunteering to help cover the costs of their volunteer work. This allowed them to volunteer in Nicaragua with the Global Brigades.

06 February 2017

Immersive theatre project celebrates the history of the Trellick Tower estate

In July 2016, young performers from the SPID Theatre Company brought Trellick Tower's past to life with an immersive theatre production. The Jack Petchey Foundation awarded SPID with a £750 Small Grant to support the project.