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Jack Petchey Achievement Awards

The Jack Petchey Foundation is a rapidly growing grant-making trust that supports secondary schools and other projects that benefit 11-25 year olds. Mayfield School participates in the Jack Petchey Award Scheme.

Outstanding Achiever of the Month Award
Each month a student is selected to receive an Achievement Award. The month’s winner receives a framed certificate, a pin-badge and a cheque for £300 (payable to the School) to be spent on a school or community project of their choice.

How are Award Winners chosen?  
Nominations for Award winners can be made by students, members of staff, parents and governors. Winners do not necessarily have to be the cleverest student or the best at sport, but they do have to have developed or contributed to the school or the community in a significant way.

Annual Leader Award
Once a year, the school selects an adult associated with the school who has demonstrated in an outstanding way an ability to encourage and motivate young people. The Leader Award winner could include anyone from teachers to caretakers, canteen staff or non-teaching staff. This person receives a framed certificate, a gilt medallion and a cheque for £1,000 (payable to the school) to be spent on a school or community project of their choice.

Annual Presentations
Once a year, all participating schools and colleges in the Borough attend an annual presentation ceremony at which all the schools’ Achievement Award winners and adult Leader Award winners receive boxed medallions. The ceremony is usually lively and entertaining, designed to recognise publicly the achievements of all the award winners in front of local dignitaries and celebrities. Photographs of the schools’ Award winners are taken on this occasion and placed on the Jack Petchey Foundation website.

Find out more about the Jack Petchey Foundation and Mayfield’s recent achievements at:

Mayfield’s Jack Petchey Winners 2007/2008  

September 2007 Cleo Phillips (12TU2)
In recognition of her hard and continuous dedication to the planning and delivery of Year 6 drama workshops to Mayespark Primary School. Cleo has also been involved in all school drama events throughout her time at Mayfield.  Cleo donated her grant to the Drama Department to be put towards the cost of new microphones, speakers, lights and lighting and sound equipment.

October 2007 Connor Richards (10M3)
Connor assisted in an incident outside of school when a girl was very ill and he looked after the girl while awaiting the arrival of an ambulance and, in doing all the rights things, probably saved her life.  Connor donated his grant to the Bathurst Children’s Home to be used for educational resources.

November 2007 Bamidele Ayilara (13TU4)
December 2007 Bushra Ali (13TU5)
Bamidele and Bushra helped the Head of Year 7 set up a Drama Club at a local Primary School and then they ran it for six weeks. The staff, parents and children at the primary school were so impressed with Bamidele and Bushra that they have requested that they return again this year. Both students have been instrumental in forging important links with this Primary School.  Bamidele and Bushra donated their award money towards the cost of the Year 13 Leaving celebrations, in particular for the Year 13 Year Book.

January 2008 Marinela Elezaj (11M2)
In recognition of her involvement in and dedication to the Mayfield Ladies After-School Club. Marinela accompanies staff to Ebury Court and does an outstanding job in interacting with the elderly residents – getting them up to dance, singing with them on the karaoke and chatting with them.  Marinela donated her award money towards the cost of the Year 11 Leaving Prom.

February Kajal Vaghela (7M4)
March Darion Ludkins (7M1)
Kajal and Darion were very involved and committed to the recent Drama production of Dracula. They attended all the rehearsals, were helpful and supportive, and were the only two Year 7 students who remained involved throughout the whole process.

Kajal donated £100 of her award money to the Drama Faculty to buy props and costumes, £100 to the P.E. Faculty to buy equipment (e.g. basketball nets, scoreboard, etc.), and the remaining £100 for the purchase of equipment to enable more disabled access in and around the school.  Darion donated half of her award money to the Drama Faculty for resources and the other half to the Learning Resource Centre to buy new books.

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