The Croydon Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony in November was a proud night for Coulsdon College, when nine of our high achieving students were presented with the prestigious award.
The scheme, which is a reward and recognition initiative run by The Jack Petchey Foundation, enables schools, colleges and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.
College Rugby Captain and Vice President of the Students’ Union, Todd Philips received his award for going above and beyond what is expected of him, supporting college events, always with a smile. Arts officer of the Studens’ Union and BTEC Business student Amy Strudwick, was nominated for encouraging female students to join ‘Me Fit’, a college initiative to encourage girls into sport.
Government and Politics student, Karyn Storey gained her award for working tirelessly with Citizens UK to build relationships between students and local businesses and Stephen Gooch gained his for embracing the Colleges enhancement sessions, attending every single one. He assists and supports fellow students planning for their future and is an active member of the wider community while still giving his time to events in College.
“It was an inspiring evening,” enthuses Stephen, “it was fantastic to be recognised alongside other high achievers in the Borough. I was very proud, and will cherish the Award.”
Our winning students were able to choose what their £200 grant would be spent on. The rugby team now have new kit for training, tennis and other sporting equipment has been purchased and a handbook for new students has been produced and printed to assist with the induction process.
College Principal, Brett Freeman is proud of the students’ achievements. “We are pleased to have supported the students throughout their time at College and are confident that they will take forward the fantastic characteristics and personalities that have blossomed here, into the future.”