The Jack Petchey Achievement Awards are highly regarded in the 2,000 schools and youth groups we operate in across London and Essex. Working across such a range of different organisations from sporting clubs to youth enterprise groups, language schools to SEN units – we come into contact with numerous role models who inspire and motivate young people to achieve!
It is fantastic to see well-known icons supporting young people, because having an Achievement Award presented by a hero or role model makes it that much more special!
17 year old Louis Allgood, a member of Tideway Scullers in Chiswick, West London, was recently presented with his award by 2013 World Rowing Champion Polly Swann.
Another British sporting hero Christine Ohuruogu, who is the current World and former Olympic and Commonwealth Champion in the 400m, presented Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners at Newham and Essex Beagles Athletics Club in November. Abass Hemoh, 16, David Ajayi, 19, and Chantel Grey, 18, received their awards for their athletic successes and commitment to the club for a number of years.
It is not just sporting icons that present Achievement Awards. Recent winners at support service Healthy Minds received certificates from actor, commentator and former CBBC presenter Michael Absolom!
We hope that all the young people who receive an Achievement Award are driven to strive for further success. We are grateful to Polly, Christine, Michael and all the role models who support our mission and give young people across London and Essex the motivation to be the best they can!
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