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Southend-on-Sea Jack Petchey Awards Night!

29th April 2015
Posted by Johnny Jenkins

Jack_Petchey4On Tuesday 28th April, the young achievers of Southend-on-Sea from the last 18 months went to the Palace Theatre, in Westcliff, to collect their golden medallion from the Mayor of Southend.

The Jack Petchey scheme awards young people by giving them £200 to spend on their school, or organisation in any way they choose after being nominated by somebody. They are awarded a badge and certificate from their school and then receive a medallion at the awards night.


The show was opened by East 17 Acting School who delivered a fun-filled musical performance. The Compère, Phillip Allinson thanked the Acting School and welcomed the Mayor, Chris Walker.

Awards were given out to local schools before Shoebury Dynamix Glee Troupe performed a brilliant music and dance bonanza.


STRINGIt really got everybody excited! More awards were given out until Futures Community College delivered yet another performance. Jack_Petchey3

Awards were presented to more local schools before a relaxing string quintet ‘Mozart piece’ was delivered by Southend High School for Girls.

The final set of awards were given out before the closing remarks by Nikki Casey, the Grants Officer at the Jack Petchey Foundation.

Belfairs Academy had one last job to do, they delivered the finale with charisma and talent. 4 students were called up after the show to speak to the local press and get their photograph taken, once again.

115 awards were given out in total and the show was enjoyed by everybody in the audience. All the photos from the event can be found here.