On Thursday 5th December some of our Jack Petchey Award Winners for 2019 were delighted to be able to attend the Jack Petchey Awards Ceremony at the Fairfield Halls. This was a fabulous occasion with a great many Croydon schools presented, with winners from each school receiving an award for their achievements and their contribution in enriching the lives of their school community.
Many congratulations go to our wonderful Coloma Award Winners for 2019, with those able to attend on Thursday pictured here with the Mayor of Croydon.
Our 9 award winners this year are Abbie Burnett, Elizabeth Willis, Nicoli Fernando, Khadijah Rajah, Pati Bulik, Krysia Mawer, Charlotte Murphy, Olivia Nunes and Shannon Dagnall, with each winner attracting a £250 grant to support the work of the Department nominating the student.
We also warmly congratulate Mrs Howat on her receiving the Jack Petchey Leader Award for Coloma for 2019. Mrs Howat has dedicated great energy to offering real opportunities to many hundreds of young people, to help them to see the possibilities afforded by the international world, and to develop their love and understanding of languages and cultures beyond these shores.
Our thanks go to the Jack Petchey Foundation for the opportunities and support they offer to Coloma as well as to so many other schools and youth organisations.
We have many wonderful students and teachers at Coloma, and we are really delighted to be able to congratulate Mrs Howat and our student Award Winners whose contribution so fully exemplifies the ethos and values of our school.
Mr A Handley