Search

Pictures: Newham’s young achievers recognised at Jack Petchey awards ceremony

16:01 27 June 2014

Ashley Singh from St Bonaventure

Ashley Singh from St Bonaventure's performs for winners and their families

Archant

Talented and thoughtful youngsters across the borough were recognised and rewarded at this year’s Jack Petchey awards.

Zaeem Arshad from Rokeby School receives his award from the Recorder's news editor Russ LawrenceZaeem Arshad from Rokeby School receives his award from the Recorder's news editor Russ Lawrence

The 114 students from 16 secondary schools and colleges gathered at the Theatre Royal, Stratford, to celebrate their successes on Wednesday.

The Recorder’s news editor, Russ Lawrence, presented them with a medallion to go with their previously received certificate and £200 cheque.

He said: “What a wonderful advert for the young people of Newham.

“All too often the younger generation are portrayed in a negative light.

Dancestars from Plashet School performed on the nightDancestars from Plashet School performed on the night

“But the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards emphasise the positive aspects of the borough’s young people and remind us that the vast majority are kind, caring, thoughtful and upstanding citizens who make a valuable contribution to society and who deserve recognition.”

The Jack Petchey Foundation recognises young people aged 11 to 25 who have achieved their potential in some way, and has awarded £4.5 million to youth organisations in Newham since funding started in 1999.

Six teachers were also honoured with special leader awards for their outstanding motivation.

Performers from several of the schools entertained winners and their families.

Singer and guitarist Ashley Singh from St Bonaventure’s took to the stage, as did dancers from Plashet Girls School and a choir from St Angela’s Ursuline.

VIPs attending the event included the Deputy Mayor of Newham, Cllr Lester Hudson.

He said: “I tremendously enjoyed the awards event. The looks of joy of the winners, parents and friends greatly added to the enjoyment of the evening. “The award winners are an excellent example of the inspirational nature of the young people in Newham.”

Check out our picture gallery featuring all the schools and pick up a copy of the Recorder on Wednesday for a list of all the winners.

Read more:

Police officers recognised at borough commander’s commendation ceremony

UEL honour sporting success stories

Latest Newham News Stories

17:30
A performance at last year's festival  (Pic: Richard Davenport)

The biggest youth theatre festival on the planet is returning to Stratford for a second year.

Glasgow
15:58
Perry Burton, superstar apprentice

An apprentice construction worker has been celebrated for his hard graft and professional attitude.

Elizabeth Olympic
12:02
Detectives in Newham are appealing for assistance in tracing a teenager sought in connection with thefts of mopeds and a robbery.

Detectives are looking for a teenager in connection with moped thefts across east London.

London
Runners at the Be Moore Fun Run

West Ham’s first game at the Olympic Stadium is just two months away.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more
Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe