Jack Petchey Achievement Awards, 2019 - Student report

Jack Petchey Achievement Awards, 2019

On Monday, 7 October, seven student award winners and one leader award winner from Moulsham were lucky enough to attend the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards for Maldon and Chelmsford. The ceremony took place at the Civic Theatre where we were awarded a winner’s medallion in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Janette Potter and an audience of our family and friends.

We had all been awarded £250 to spend in school, in any department of our choice. This year the award money was used to buy so many resources for our school including dictionaries, whiteboards, art supplies, microphones and books.

Schools and clubs from all over Chelmsford and Maldon attended the ceremony and we were entertained by performers from local schools. The event was enthusiastically hosted by Lee Thompson. He made us laugh with jokes and encouraged us to applaud from the first to the last winner. He also helped us feel less nervous about going on stage in front of everyone. We were all invited on to the stage where Police Chief Inspector Parker presented us with our Jack Petchey medallion.  This made all our hard work and dedication worthwhile. It was a wonderful experience and it is safe to say that we all felt privileged to attend.

Alicia, Year 9

Read more about the Jack Petchey Foundation here.