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Community-minded students receive Jack Petchey Awards

Students who have gone the extra mile to make a difference in the College community have been honoured with Jack Petchey Awards.

Charlee Wood, pictured left, Eitan Robinson and Freya Barnes-Wassell were chosen by the College Council as the deserving winners from a number of worthy nominations.

They all received a framed certificate and £250 to be spent on a project of their choice which will benefit a group of young people.

Charlee was nominated for being a true asset to the College. She is an extremely hard working student who is aiming for top grades in her A Levels, despite having to cope with dyslexia. She has volunteered at every Open Day as an Ambassador, as well as helping out at other College events. She attends every extra-curricular activity she can and is always enthusiastic and willing to come to the aid of others. Charlee can often be found studying in the Library and has decided to give her £250 prize money to benefit a library project.

Eitan was nominated for being a trustworthy and reliable student who is always willing to help. He has set up and led student self-defence classes in his own time, where students of all abilities were able to learn some vital techniques in a constructive and fun environment. He is an all-rounder for Sport and his presence during lessons is often motivation enough for others to join in. Eitan shows excellent leadership skills and is a credit to the College.

Freya was nominated for managing to maintain high grades despite going through so much in her personal life this year. She has been an amazing person, friend and student. She has overcome numerous issues, including the death of her friend and issues surrounding her well-being. She has managed to come out the other side, keeping up with her educational responsibilities as well as providing care and support for those around her. She will donate her £250 towards a bench in memory of her friend Jodie Chesney.

Ian Budge, Assistant Principal for Student Behaviour and Attitudes, said: “These students are all a credit to our College and they thoroughly deserve the Jack Petchey Award. We are very proud of them.”


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