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Jack Petchey Foundation

The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their best and reach their full potential.

Forest Hill School participates in the Jack Petchey Foundation’s flagship programme – the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme. It is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of young people and receive additional funding.

Each academic year, students are nominated for awards by teachers and their peers who feel that they have gone above and beyond to achieve. Each winner receives a framed certificate, a pin badge, a boxed medallion and £250 to spend on a project of their choice which will benefit a group of young people. The Awards Presentation evening is a prestigious event, usually held at the Broadway Theatre in Catford and attended by recipients and their parents, and senior leaders of the associated schools. Medals and certificates are presented by the Mayor of Lewisham.

2019 Winners

Jasper R (H10G), a recently appointed House Captain, was nominated for his commitment and contribution to the wider school community. He has attended Saturday rugby club every week since Year 7 and supports and encourages students from all ages to improve and develop their rugby skills and confidence. Jasper chose to spend his award money on PE equipment for the school.

Luis K (10HG) was nominated for being an excellent role model for the school – conscientious, well-mannered, helpful and polite; a student who offers his ideas to the class and who is not scared to get things wrong and learn; and someone who is able to relate to his peers and teachers. Luis chose to spend his money on PE equipment for the school.

Louis S (S9F) was nominated for his commitment to the school newspaper for the last two years. As editor, he single-handedly runs the newspaper, organising writers, cartoonists and even trips. Issues of the student newspaper are available to view on the school website. Louis chose to spend his money on a newspaper subscription to support the student newspaper.

Connor M (S11G) was nominated for his outstanding contribution to extracurricular sport and, in particular, his performance for the football team. Earlier in 2019, he delivered a man of the match performance and was instrumental in Forest Hill’s 5-2 success. He has also represented the school in both athletics and cross country. Connor chose to spend his money on PE equipment for the school. 

Jack W (S8G) was nominated by his peers for kindness to other students, his intrinsic leadership skills, his helpfulness in class and his organisation of school assemblies and projects – making him a fantastic role model for the school community. Jack chose to spend his money on PE equipment for the school.

Harry D (S11G) was nominated for his commitment and dedication to the FHS Equality Group. From generating ideas for progress within the school and running assemblies, to raising money for various charities and researching how to apply for the Stonewall Bronze Award, Harry has been a crucial student voice in guiding decisions for the LGBTQ+ community. Harry chose to spend his money on art supplies and a trip to Greenwich for the Equality Group members.