The Jack Petchey Achievement Award is a prestigious and fantastic award given to nine young people (and one Adult Leader) from Bentley Wood each year. It recognises the achievements, hard work and determination of the girls, no matter what their background and what challenges they may be facing in their own life, who have gone above and beyond.
As Sir Jack Petchey says himself, “The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.” What makes this award extra special is that it is nominated by the students themselves.
The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement; they may be used 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.
I am so proud of the achievements of all of our award winners. We were the only school to have all nine award winners present plus an Adult Leader award. The vibe at the event is always electric, and you leave with such a smile on your face and such hope for the future generation.
My congratulations again to all of our winners! The next round of voting will be opening soon for our new winners – more details to follow.
Mrs N Burridge