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On 15th October 2018, eight students from Merton College attended Merton’s Jack Petchey Foundation Awards Evening to collect their Jack Petchey Achievement Award, in recognition for their success both in and out the classroom.

The Polka Theatre, Wimbledon’s prestigious young people’s theatre venue, played host the special night honouring young people from education and member’s youth organisations from within the local Merton community.

The following students of Merton College were presented their awards from Cllr. Geraldine Stanford, Deputy Mayor of Merton; in recognition of their accomplishment as an outstanding learner:

• Kwaku Amoako - ICT
• Annice Docwra - Business
• Olivia Sullivan - Health & Social Care
• Hannah Oakes - Travel & Tourism
• Charlotte Davies - Health & Social Care
• Abdallah Alamamy - Business
• Mariam Naseer - Child Care
• Ashraf Faisal - Passport to Work and Study (IT & Business) L1

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Back row:  Kwaku Amoako - ICT, Annice Docwra - Business, Olivia Sullivan - Health & Social Care, Hannah Oakes - Travel & Tourism; Front row:  Charlotte Davies - Health & Social Care, Abdallah Alamamy - Business, Cllr. Geraldine Stanford and Deputy Mayor of Merton.Mariam Naseer - Child Care and Ashraf Faisal - Passport to Work and Study (IT & Business) 

Learners are nominated by their course tutor, aligned with voting from their classmates, throughout the College term, on the following success criteria:

  • Really done their best
  • Fantastic attendance and punctuality
  • Showed a great attitude to work or the College
  • May have overcome barriers to have achieved/improved
  • Positive citizen in the College or wider community

Rewarding student achievement
As a top award of the Jack Petchey Foundation scheme, the Jack Petchey Achievement Award is designed to recognise outstanding student achievements.

Sir Jack Petchey CBE, a self-made millionaire, and businessman from the East End of London; founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999; to recognise the positive contributions of young people make in their local community, as well their education advancement.

To date, the charity has supported programmes and projects, which has benefited young people based in London and Essex; from which in total, there has been an invested over £118million in community projects helping young people reach their potential.

There was singing and music by students from other Merton educational establishments and youth organisations, but the star of the night was one of our own students, Imen Siar (Health & Social Care Yr.1 student), performed Elastic Heart; which was well received by the audience.

Imen Siar

Other winners from Merton College of the Jack Petchey Foundation for 2017/2018 Achievement Award were Mehul Patel, Afolabi Peters, Ludmilla Mihajljuk, Reagan Baffour, Taylor Probets, Amy Hilton, Matthew Newman, Ashraf Faisal, Georgia Brundle, Sheika Bartley, and Lewis Desave.

Previous winners from 2016/2017 academic year; were Ushana Khawaja and Holly Taylor; who have both gone to greater success.

Across the South Thames College Group, 2017/2018 winners of Jack Petchey Awards 2017/2018 were; Reagan Baffour (Public Services) of Carshalton College and Hassan Al Amin (ESOL Horizons), Kingston College.

Be sure to checkout Merton College social media profiles, throughout 2018/2019 academic year recognising our students with the Jack Petchey Foundation Awards.