More than 100 Enfield students win Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards

Twelve-year-old Chris Charalambous was one of 137 Enfield students to win a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award

Twelve-year-old Chris Charalambous was one of 137 Enfield students to win a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award

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More than 100 of Enfield’s best and brightest secondary school students received awards for their achievements. 

In all, 137 teenagers from 21 secondary schools won prizes at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards, held at the Millfield Theatre on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

The winners, who are all aged between 11 and 25, received medallions, framed certificates and cheques for £200.

They were nominated by their peers and leaders, winning awards for a variety of achievements but mostly for doing their best. 

Winners included 12-year-old Chris Charalambous, from Oasis Academy. 

Chris showed a great attitude towards his push for a position on the student youth parliament in Enfield.

Although he did not win, he showed grace in finishing second for the Enfield position.

Six adults who demonstrated an “outstanding” ability to motivate young people received leader awards.

They too received a medallion and a framed certificate.

Mayor of Enfield Councillor Chaudhury Anwar said: “A wonderful event. Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all involved for your help and support.

“Such awards are great encouragement to our young people in the borough.

“They provide a great platform for our young people to be recognised for their work.”

The Jack Petchey Foundation has awarded £995,000 to youth organisations in Enfield since funding started in 2005.

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