Bromley students celebrated at awards evening
PUBLISHED: 17:35 15 September 2015 | UPDATED: 17:36 15 September 2015
Almost 140 students from 21 senior schools across Bromley received awards at the Churchill Theatre
139 students from across Bromley last night received the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award, for a variety of sporting achievements.
The annual award night is a chance for winners aged 11-25 to receive medallions to go with their certificates and a cheque for £200.
All winners were nominated by their friends and leaders.
Seven adults were also awarded for their ability to motivate and inspire young people.
Since 2006, the Jack Petchey Foundation has donated £1.1 million to Bromley youth organisations. Mr Petchey said: “I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society.”
Winner of the leader award Kevin Christie, teacher and form tutor at Langley Park Girls School, received an astonishing four pages of supporting signatures from over 100 students and colleagues nominating him for the award. Mr Christie takes part in the annual “Shine walk” 26 mile marathon to raise money for Cancer Research.
Among the winners of the awards was rising footballer Joseph Wright, 13, from Langley Park School for Boys, currently representing his school across it’s three main sports; hockey, rugby and cricket, Joseph also represents Millwall at under 14 level and has been called up to an England under 15 training camp.
Also a winner, Adrian Ize-Iyamu, 15, from St Olaves and St Saviours Grammar School donated award towards the South African rugby tour which he took part in over the summer. It ensured that he and his friends on the squad enjoyed a meal out together after a game.
Adrian was nominated due to his work in his own spare time with children with mild learning difficulties. Adrian volunteers at VAWK, a local organisation helping children with learning difficulties.