Alicia was nominated by four people, including her tutor, for her longstanding charity work. This includes donating £20 of her own money to the Haiti earthquake, walking 18 km for the Farleigh Hospice Sunrise Walk – twice – walking the Braintree and Bocking Carnival 20 km sponsored walk to raise money for Little Havens Children’s Hospice and organising fundraising for BBC Children in Need. Phew!
It is with great pleasure that we can announce that the prizes for January, February and March can be awarded this month. Having checked with the Jack Petchey Foundation, only one student per month can receive an award and as three students were involved in a charitable act, they have to be awarded a month each. The Jack Petchey Foundation is happy for this to happen.
Our first winner for this year is Riley Baker of 9L, who was nominated for his excellence and achievement in football. Riley started playing football at the age of 5 years, when he was encouraged by his family to become a member of Gt Bradfords FC, where he stayed until the age of 9, developing his skills within those 4 years.
We are pleased to announce that this month’s winner of the prestigious Jack Petchey Achievement Award is Charly Hutchinson of 11H. Charly is a member of the Army Cadet Force here in Braintree and as part of a 150 year celebration, the Force is sending 60 people from the UK to go to the Kingdom of Lesotho in South Africa. Charly is one of the 60 taking part; one of three from Essex chosen from two hundred applicants.