Students from Brent recognised at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards

PUBLISHED: 17:05 05 February 2014 | UPDATED: 17:20 05 February 2014

Oyinkansola Otykoya

Oyinkansola Otykoya


Students from 11 secondary schools in Brent were recognised for their talents at the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards yesterday evening.

Omar MohamedOmar Mohamed

The annual event saw 82 youths, who were nominated by their peers and leaders, winning awards for a variety of achievements but mostly for doing their best.

All received a medallion, framed certificate and a cheque for £200 was given to each winner’s school to fund a project.

Winners included 16-year-old Omar Mohamed, a pupil at Queens Park Community School, who was awarded for representing the school on the Brent Youth Parliament; tutoring Maths students in his free time; implementing a fitness regime across the school and being supportive of all students and helping new ones to settle in.

Payal Shah, from Preston Manor High School, was recognised for helping to organise anti bullying campaigns for her school and 17-year-old Oyinkansola Otykya from Convent of Jesus & Mary Language College was awarded for her dedication and support to preparing her school for their 125th birthday celebrations.

Payal ShahPayal Shah

The Jack Petchey Foundation was established in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and to support them in achieving their potential.

It has invested £85 million to a wide range of 2,000 youth initiatives across London and Essex.

Jack Petchey CBE, 88, founder, said: “I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society.”

Cllr Bobby Thomas, Mayor of Brent, attended the event which took place at Oakington Manor Hall in Wembley.

He said: “We have some very inspiring young people in Brent and I thank the Jack Petchey Foundation for giving them a voice in the local community.

“To hear stories of their achievements so far, and to witness the pride and admiration they have received from their schools and families is amazing.”

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The 82 students who recieved awards are: Kinjal Mileche, Lulu Abanur, Jawhara, Diriye Nabaa A-Alawi, Neha Patel, Leah Taylor, Paola de Souza, Vera Arabi, Kiera Shirley, James Ross, Mario Demelo, Chinqua Carty, Hanna Mohamed, Sonia Patel, Bochr Al-Saoulak, Omar Mohamed Bleu Samms, Asher Miller, Eryk Cenarski, Skye Kimber, Yasmin Ali, Leon Parara, Nadeem Aboujrass, George Pitsialis, Alex Iditoiu, Peter Batchelor, Toneil Mclean , Alessandro Thomas, Khadeejah Osen Badru, Payal Shah, Salim Koroma, Disha Dagli, Dewanshi Maniar, Glen Ntim, Zain Kapadia, Rajeevan Kumarasingham, J’Kwane Mayers Green, Dan Graham, Kael Norford, Stewart Wiktoriya Bednarska, Aaron Panchani, Abbey Foster, Chloe Matika-Ryan, Azaad Shaikh, Jai Ramchandani, Sineka Vijayakanthan, Tamar Harrison, Jotham Selvarajah, Zahra Sheikh, Tara Neli, Jeneil Mcdonald, Nirujah Sarvanantha, Lisa Austin, Lorraine Ampofo, Asha Patel, Roshni Vekaria, Alex Mcleary, Kadiev Bozhidar, Mateus Porebski, Marcus Green, Ruben Galhannas, Dainel O’Donnell, Jude Dugbazah, Daniel Berende, Harsha Shree, Pokala Sunit Pravinkumar, Theresa Dodoo, Samira Caterina, Monteleone Celina Misariu, Florina Misariu, Danielle Burrows, Abigail Mavodi, Oyinkansola Otykoya, Danielle Anto-Kwakwah, Magdalena Panek, Nathalia Ribeiro Campos Da Costa, Helena Lawlor, Stanley Earls, Zendell Crichlow, Anthonia Ademuyiwa, Michael O’Carroll, Kai Driscoll-Kadir, Paulina Lewandoska and Laquarn Lazarus-Baile

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