JACK PETCHEY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Petchey CBE is a businessman, who has spent many years recognising and
supporting the work of young people across the south east of England. Born and
brought up in the East End of London Jack Petchey set up the Jack Petchey
Achievement Award scheme in order to celebrate the work of students and others
who have made a real difference to their school communities.
WHSG we recognise students who have shown excellence in one our school values:
independence, curiosity, resilience, honesty, integrity, respect and common
sense, along with awards for leadership and team spirit. Students are nominated
by their peers and selected by the School Council. Each successful award winner
receives a certificate and pin badge in an end of term Celebration Assembly.
They also have £200 to spend on a department of their choice. So far this year,
a student has spent their prize money on a tapas meal for her A level Spanish
class to enrich the curriculum and we hope to have some more equipment for the
netball team shortly.
are also invited to receive a medallion at the Borough Awards Evening, attended
by the Mayor and other VIP guests. Below are some photographs of our most
recent winners at the Award Ceremony in February.
Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge - Monday 20 April 2015
On Monday, Year 10 students from across the London Borough of Sutton competed in the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge which was hosted by Wallington High School for Girls. The competition was a very successful event with 17 fantastic speeches. Our own students gave very impressive speeches (Isabel and Alisha , both from Seacole) and our Glee Club, Iona, Debra and Sumni, that showed just how wonderful Wally Gils are.
More photographs can be found on the Jack Petchey website:-
Petchey Achievement Awards 2014/2015
Emma (8 Seacole) - The award for respect. Emma was nominated by
her peers for respect to both her
teachers and peers. She is always willing to help and is “too kind”.
Lydia (13FWS) - The award for independence. Lydia was nominated
for her independence through travelling
and learning about different cultures.
Sruthi (7 Sharman) - The award for responsibility. Sruthi was
nominated for taking on a lot of
responsibility in her tutor group, even though she isn’t the Form Captain. She
helps out her friends a lot.
(11 Seacole) – The award for curiosity.
Imogen was nominated for her academic and non-academic ‘adventurousness’
– she is curious and shows a thirst for knowledge both in lessons and also in
her extra-curricular activities. One of her peers said that “this is an
admirable trait of hers and she deserves to have it celebrated, partly because
it is what makes her so successful”
(12KHD) – The award for honesty. Pooja was nominated for her honesty to her peers. For
example, she gives useful and constructive criticism when asked, even if it is
not always the easiest thing to do.
Charm (13RRC) – The award for resilience. Despite facing a difficult period, Charm manages to
cope with school life, coming in every day and being ain inspiration for the
rest of Year 13.