Sir Jack Petchey CBE created the Jack Petchey Foundation to inspire young people and recognise the amazing contributions they make to society. To do this the Foundation has invested over £124m in programmes that benefit young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.
Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail. Awards mean different things to many people.
Each year, the Jack Petchey Foundation recognises over 12,000 Award winners and invest £3.5m through the Achievement Award scheme.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Gold Award
Enfield Grammar are fortunate to be recognised as Gold Award winners
- Enfield Grammar have been a proud member of the Gold Award for many years with over 150 students receiving recognition for their outstanding achievements and endeavour
- Nine students a year are recognised for their efforts in and out of school
- The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they are used at EGS 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.
How can a student at EGS receive the award?
- A young person is nominated by their peers or staff 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.
- We as a school want young people to recognise and celebrate the success of their peers.
- Each year our Jack Petchey Co-ordinator has the opportunity to nominate nine students to receive the Gold Award
- These students are nominated by their peers, Heads of Year or members of the school’s pastoral team.
What do students who are nominated get?
- Each award winner receives a certificate, pin badge and a paper booklet from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £250 grant to benefit their school or organisation.
- This money is spent for the benefit of all such as playground equipment, extra curricular musical and sports equipment as well as to support out of school trips and rewards
- All award winners are invited to attend a local ceremony in Enfield to be presented with a medallion in front of their families, friends and VIPs.
Gold Award Winners 2019/2020
Congratulations to all of our students named above for their achievements.