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Jack Petchey Achievement Award

“The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.”  Jack Petchey CBE

What is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award?

Young people selected should be those who have gone above and beyond, and achieved – perhaps where others thought they might fail. Winning an Achievement Award should mean different things for different people – it may represent a personal triumph against adversity, it may recognise a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone, it may be the opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player who always puts others first. At the very heart of the Achievement Award is the fact that young people make the nominations and selections and so they are recognising the hard work and efforts of their peers.

Jack Petchey seeks to:
  • Inspire and raise the aspirations of young people.
  • Affirm, reward and celebrate achievement.
  • Value young people and those who work with them, advocating their views and putting young peoples’ voice at the centre of our work.
  • Develop young peoples’ confidence, motivating them to take on new challenges and to believe in themselves.
  • Be positive and promote a positive perspective on life.
  • Be inclusive, working at grass roots and building communities.
  • Promote a culture of ‘giving something back’.
  • Strive for excellence in our work.

Introducing Jack…

The Jack Petchey Vision

Our Vision:
Our vision is of a world where young people have high aspirations; the opportunity to develop their potential; the chance to be architects of their own future; to play a full part in society and to be valued and recognised for the positive things they achieve.

Our Mission:
To enable young people (aged 11 – 25 years in London and Essex), to achieve their potential by inspiring, investing in, developing and promoting activities that increase their personal, social, emotional and physical development.

Our Values:
The Jack Petchey Foundation draws on the ideology, vision and values of its Patron Sir Jack Petchey CBE who epitomises the saying: “If you think you can, you can!”

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Supporting the Jack Petchey Achievement Award

There are many different ways to nominate and select our award winners. The easiest way is to download a template 

Schools & Colleges Nomination Slips & send it to the school here

Once nominations have been collected the school council and SLT will nominate a winner 

What does each award winner receive?

When a winner is selected they should be publicly congratulated for their achievement and receive:

  • A framed certificate and pin badge.
  • A letter from Jack with card attached giving them the opportunity to ‘Keep in Touch’ and join the JPF Achievers community.
  • A copy of ‘Notes from Jack Petchey’ – a special A5 book with advice and guidance – in the words of Jack himself.
  • £250 to be spent on a something of their choice that will benefit their organisation (for example, a piece of equipment, a day out for the team, a specialist trainer to come in give a session). 
  • Award winners are further recognised by attending one of our celebration events where they are congratulated on stage in front of friends and family. 

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