Biggin Hill pupils commended at annual Jack Petchey awards

PUBLISHED: 12:38 26 November 2013 | UPDATED: 12:38 26 November 2013

Charles Darwin pupils display their Jack Petchey awards with the mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad.

Charles Darwin pupils display their Jack Petchey awards with the mayor of Bromley, Cllr Ernest Noad.


Pupils from a Biggin Hill school joined hundreds of others for the annual Jack Petchey awards celebration at the Churhcill Theatre last week.

A total of nine pupils from Charles Darwin School, in Jail Lane, were joined by headteacher Sunil Chotai and deputy head Louise Rees at the award ceremony, which recognises outstanding achievement inside and outside school.

The awards were established in 1999 by east London entrepreneaur Jack Petchey to raise the aspirations of young people across the capital.

As a ‘gold school’, Charles Darwin can hand out nine awards each year - which went to Imogen Stratton, Sam Waddington, Kayley Bryan, Bethany Frost, Allanah Blackwood, Louise Abiodun, Natalia Ovchinnikova, Andrew Spears and Molly Lawrence.

Deputy head, Mrs Rees, said: “The Jack Petchey Award is open to all year groups and across all subjects at Charles Darwin School.

“We see this as a valuable way of recognising the efforts and achievements of pupils as well as inspiring them and developing their self-confidence.

“It is always a pleasure to see how many committed and motivated young people there are at the local awards.”

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