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Jack Petchey nominations: October 2016

posted 30 Nov 2016, 07:41 by Michele Colt   [ updated 30 Nov 2016, 07:41 by Kingsley Academy ]
We are delighted to announce our Jack Petchey nominations for this term:

Leader award:  Marcus McTurk
Marcus is a dedicated teacher of Media and Film Studies but he is at his most inspiring outside the classroom.  He feels strongly that excellent lessons on their own are not enough and it is the extra-curricular activities which have the greatest impact on a students' life.  To this end, he has lead many residential excursions, including a creative trip to the Forest of Dean in which students wrote and took photographs of their evocative surroundings.  He led a trip to Bronte country and along with exploring and taking in the atmosphere of the Yorkshire dales, the students filmed, photographed, wrote and climbed Top Withens in challenging weather conditions.  He is one of the team behind our highly successful 'sic' magazine which is a termly collection of short stories, poems, photographs and art work.  Not only does he encourage students to contribute but frequently shares his own creative writing.  He takes an interest in the students he teaches, is an excellent form tutor and teacher and has inspired countless students with his passion for life.   

September Nomination Student: Nola Fernades 11X 
She  is a quiet and shy student but is a popular member of year 11 as she always shows dedication in every lesson and takes her learning seriously. She is a hard worker and whether it is in or outside of school she goes above and beyond to make sure everyone around her is happy and she always puts everyone else first and herself second. For the last 3 years she has had 100% attendance and over 36 students wanted to nominate her for the Jack  Petchey award too.      

October Nomination Student:  Yulia Bodner Y12. 
Reason: Perserverance and determination/ Focus and dedication. Dealing with language obstacles with grace and a determination to succeed, leading to fantastic progress and achievement in GCSE English Language and Literature. This has meant that she has started A level course in Literature with great promise.   

November Nomination Student: Nishika Mehta 11X 
She received the Best Girl award twice in 2016, 100% attendance, TalentEd certification of achievement, Is a creative camp national winning award on Coutts Bank and Chi&Co, National art & design Saturday club award for taking part in Somerset House Exhibition, Sports Ambassador including training with young Primary school students and participation in tennis competitions, Participated in the ENO Youth Opera summer camp. She goes above and beyond, not only in school but also outside of school and is taking every opportunity that comes her way. A true student ambassador.      

Congratulations to all our winners. We are very proud of each and every one of you. Each student now has £250.00 to spend in any department they wish to help support. Mr McTurk has £750.00 to spend towards a  residential trip that takes place next year.  All 3 students and Mr McTurk will be attending the Jack Petchey celebration evening in May 2017 with family, friends and Mrs Wayne, our Jack Petchey Coordinator. All our winners will receive gold medallions.