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    This week: Jack Petchey award winners, Former CSG student news

    Jack Petchey Award Winners
    Congratulations to the following students for winning Jack Petchey awards. 

    • Zsa Zsa – Year 11
    • Lale – Year 11
    • Olivia – Year 11
    • Charlotte – Year 10
    • Emma – Year 10
    • Izzy – Year 10

    Jack Petchey’s charity is described as follows:
     Our flagship programme is the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme, which recognises outstanding young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex. Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve – perhaps when others thought they might fail. The Achievement Awards are primarily about recognising those who put in the effort and do their best.

    Sir Jack Petchey CBE explains the reasons for making the awards:
    Each year, we recognise over 12,000 Achievement Award winners and invest £3.5m through the Achievement Award scheme. Awards mean different things to different people. The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement – they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.

    A young person is nominated by their peers in their school or youth organisation. An important part of the scheme is the involvement of young people in selecting the award winners for their hard work and efforts. We want young people to recognise and celebrate the success of their peers.

    Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £250 grant to benefit their school or organisation.

    Our students attended the award ceremony on Wednesday 24 February - remotely, of course!  Ms Goldsmith was able to attend and she described the event as follows:

    'I was honoured to join this lovely event recognising the hard work and commitment of our students. It is a shame we weren't able to celebrate in person and give a real round of applause, but the speaker was clearly impressed with our students and what they have achieved. The event ended with a personal message from Jack Petchey himself, reminding us all that if we believe we can, then we can.'

    Congratulations to all involved!

    Congratulations to Natasha Raspudic
    We are always delighted to hear about CSG's former students so we were very pleased to hear the following about Natasha:

    Natasha completed her Politics, Religion and Ethics degree and her masters (Conflict Resolution in Middle East) at King's College London. She currently works for British Refugee Council and recently wrote an article for ASFAR's e-journal which was published in January:

    A Difficult Road: Political Developments in Montenegro

    Congratulations to Natasha on her qualifications and the publication of a fascinating piece of writing.

    Elizabeth Kitcatt