Jack Petchey Leader Award

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Ms Braja was nominated by the students because she is kind, caring and understanding. She is more than just a teacher to them; she is like a mother, who they can go to when they need to share their worries. She takes her free time to sit and help students in need and always supports them. Students feel that Ms Braja deserves to be recognised for all she does for them. Ms Braja organises the 'First Story' poetry competition which has helped so many students come out of their shell and express themselves through poetry.  Thank you Ms Braja!

The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex by providing exciting projects and programmes for them to get involved in. It also recognises the outstanding achievements of today’s young people by awarding them for their hard work and positive impact on their community. 

Part of the Foundation, the Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme started in East London. It now operates in all London boroughs running in over 1000 schools, colleges and clubs. It is a scheme to recognise and celebrate the achievements of young people, to help them take advantage of opportunities and to play a full part in society. Grants of over £35 million have been given since the establishment of the Foundation.

Over the course of the school year, St Martin’s is able to give nine awards to individual students and one leader award.