Jack Petchey Award
The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.
Sir Jack Petchey CBE
The Green School for Girls participates in the Gold Level Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, which is a reward and recognition scheme for schools to help celebrate the achievements of students and staff. Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail.
A student is nominated every month at TGSG by their peers for their hard work and efforts. A student can qualify for an award in a variety of ways for example overcoming adversity, contributing to the life of the school, personal and/or academic achievement or for their contribution to the local community. Each winner receives a grant of £250 to spend to benefit the school and organisation. Previous winners have helped fund extra-curricular trips, curriculum resources, form group trips and much more. As part of their achievement award they will join a Jack Petchey Committee with like-minded students to inspire the rest of the school.
At TGSG, we are proud to be part of such an exceptional scheme that values the achievements and challenges that our students are presented with throughout school and young adult life. Therefore, we would like to share the achievement of our students and staff with you.
Our winners for 2018-19 are:
Zahra 9I - Zahra is naturally gifted at Maths and Sciences, hence she was the obvious choice for a Year 9 STEM Ambassador. In this capacity she has proved her worth above and beyond! Zahra is both patient and sensitive, able to support and help others with their learning. she works well with her peers and those in authority. Another lovely quality that Zahra possesses is humility and although worthy of praise she does not outwardly seek it. Finally Zahra is a great team player - ask her to undertake a task and it will be completed - leading others when appropriate and always ensuring everyone is involved. A well-deserved award!
Amber 10C - Amber is a confident, focused and driven individual. She has continuously demonstrated a high level of enthusiasm and dedication on various occasions both in the areas of academic studies and her extracurricular activities. Amber is an extremely motivated and charitable student. She was instrumental in leading the 'Not just a feminist club' to raise' money to aid young women in the UK, experiencing 'Period Poverty'. The club also started a whole school project where students were asked to donate sanitary products instead of money, which now means that students at The Green School no longer need to pay for any sanitary products at Student Services when the need arises.
Yuma 9I - Yuma is a kind, caring and conscientious member of her form group, who always endeavours to lend a listening ear or a helping hand to any who need help and support. Aside from being a fantastic member of her form, Yuma is also an incredibly talented pianist. She regularly performs in school concerts and competitions, and recently Yuma won the Talent of the Boroughs competition, which is an amazing achievement! Balancing the demands of her school work with piano practice can't always be easy, but Yuma is an example to us all in the way that she organises her time and workload. Due to this, Yuma is a worthy recipient of the Jack Petchey award.