What an exciting night we had at the Jack Petchey Awards ceremony at Braintree Arts Theatre during the evening of Wednesday 20th January. Mr Bowman, Mr Pennington, myself and the students’ parents and relatives watched as Cllr Lyn Walters, Chairman of Braintree Council, Chief Inspector Craig Carrington and Cllr Stephen Canning (an ex Tabor student) presented medallions to students from eleven senior schools and colleges in our area.
Our wonderful achievers were Anna, Dawid, Bruce, Chloe, Natalie, Shauna, Oliver, Emily and Kieran. Some of the reasons for their awards were charity work, volunteering, representing our school, excellence in their attitude to learning and being role models to other students. Bruce was even singled out by the Award organisers because of his quick thinking and mature actions when a primary student was knocked down by a car.
Mr Pennington’s contributions to our school were also rewarded and he was only one of five adults who received the Jack Petchey Leadership Award that night. He was nominated for his calm manner and quick wit, which endears him to the students, and his dedication to getting the best out of people with the ability to pass this on to the students. As one student said “He’s an awesome teacher!”.
There were some outstanding performances during the presentations especially from a young pianist who had everyone enthralled. The evening celebrations proved that we have some remarkable young people in our midst and we should be immensely proud of them. Mrs Aves , Library Manager