Search

Jack Petchey meets Newham’s budding business leaders

09:57 06 June 2014

From left to right standing: Maryam Ajmal, Aisha Ajmal, Osaswyi Oqbomo, Pelumi Agbedejobi, Adam Khaliq, Aisha Khankharg  From left to right seated: Aisha Clare - Youth Representation Officer - Mayor

From left to right standing: Maryam Ajmal, Aisha Ajmal, Osaswyi Oqbomo, Pelumi Agbedejobi, Adam Khaliq, Aisha Khankharg From left to right seated: Aisha Clare - Youth Representation Officer - Mayor's Office - London Borough of Newham and Jack Petchey CBE

Archant

East End businessman and philanthropist Jack Petchey joined tomorrow’s leaders for lunch last Wednesday to discuss issues affecting young people.

Six members of Newham Youth Council met with Mr Petchey at his foundation headquarters in Ilford, where they also outlined their aims for the year.

These include providing more activities and opportunities for youngsters.

Deputy Young Mayor Adam Khaliq, 16, voiced his wish to offer more young people a platform to express their views, highly rating the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge.

Adam has taken part in the challenge, a public speaking competition between more than 18,000 young people on subjects of their choice.

He said it demonstrated the ability within today’s youth to offer well-constructed, intelligent and thought-provoking arguments which can lead to real change.

Mr Petchey told the group about his early life and road to success, as well as advising them on the importance of setting goals.

Council member Pelumi Agbedejobi, 15, a pupil at East Lea Community School, said: “Jack Petchey has really inspired me to reach my own goals.”

The group also spoke about technology and the importance of volunteering and sports.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Newham Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Newham Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Newham Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Newham News Stories

Yesterday, 23:53
Jeremy Corbyn on stage earlier this evening at the Royal Regency, Manor Park

An 800-strong lively audience turned out to see Jeremy Corbyn at a Labour leadership rally this evening.

Labour Party
Yesterday, 18:00
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is speaking at a Labour leadership rally in Newham tonight.

Jeremy Corbyn is hoping to galvanise his followers at a Labour leadership rally in the borough this evening.

Labour
Yesterday, 17:10
A TfL Rail train. Picture: Hammersfan/Wikimedia Commons

There are currently no trains running on the TfL Rail line between Liverpool Street and Stratford due to signal failures.

Maryland
Yesterday, 16:58
Abba tribute act Bjorn Again perform (pictures: Paul Boyling)

Music fans turned out in their thousands to enjoy four evenings of free entertainment at Under the Stars.

Robin

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

Read more
Which book character do you share cleaning habits with?

Whether you have more in common with put-upon Cinderella, emotionally turbulent Jane Eyre, or easily distracted Mole, you’re sure to appreciate that one lucky winner will receive four sessions of free cleaning. Enter our quiz for your chance to win. All runners up will get £10 off their first clean when making a repeat booking.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now