Harlow Penguins have been part of the Jack Petchey Scheme since 2017.
The clubs first achievement award winner was Mason Arnold who received his Certificate in November 2017. Since 2017 the club has had seven achievement award winners who have spent the grants awarded on a range of club equipment and social activities.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award winners are young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve.
Each year, the scheme recognises 14,000 Achievement Award winners and invest £3.5m through the Achievement Awards scheme.
Awards mean different things to different people. The Achievement Awards are not solely for academic achievement , they may be used to recognise a personal triumph for someone who has faced a challenge, a young person who has pushed themselves outside of their comfort zone or it may be an opportunity to recognise the outstanding efforts of a team player.
A young person is nominated by their peers in their school or youth organisation. An important part of the scheme is the involvement of young people in selecting the award winners for their hard work and efforts. The scheme want young people to recognise and celebrate the success of their peers.
Each award winner will receive a certificate, pin badge and a book from Sir Jack himself. They will also choose how to spend a £250 grant to benefit their school or organisation.
All award winners are invited to attend one of our fun ceremonies to be presented with a medallion in front of their families, friends and VIPs.
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