Over the past ten years, Honywood has worked closely with the Jack Petchey Foundation in celebrating young people. We actively participate in the Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Competition and the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme.

Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’:

Each year, the Speakers’ Trust holds a workshop for Cohort 10 learners who spend the day developing their Public Speaking Skills. In the course of the day learners work on developing confidence; learning how to structure a speech; and how to tackle their inevitable nerves. Youngsters are then given the opportunity to represent the school and compete in a public speaking competition against other local secondary schools in North Essex.

Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme:

Through the Foundation we are able to take part in the Jack Petchey Award scheme and the Jack Petchey Speak Out Competition. The Award scheme allows us to recognise nine youngsters each year who have been outstanding and gone above and beyond whether in school or out. Learners who have been given the award have shown commitment to their local community, the school community and their peers. The awards has been given for commitment to charity work, supporting other learners, fund raising and acts of support and kindness. Each learner is recognised in our iGazette and in assembly and awarded a certificate, pin badge and £250 to spend to the benefit of the school community.

Jack Petchey Award Winner 2017

Simon Donnelly

“Simon has won the award for June 2017 demonstrated incredibly quick thinking in dealing with a life threatening incident. Whilst on his paper round, Simon discovered a gentleman lying on the floor in his home. The gentleman had been there for a number of hours and was extremely cold. Simon called the emergency services and remained with the man until they arrived.”

If you know someone who deserves to be recognised as part of the Jack Petchey Award Scheme, you can nominate them below