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Westminster Academy Trust

Jack Petchey Foundation​​​​​​​ - Douay Martyrs

Thursday April 19th 2018 marked the occasion of the Hillingdon Jack Petchey Award Evening. A fantastic occasion to celebrate the incredible successes of nine of our wonderful students at Douay Martyrs Catholic School and one incredible member of staff. All recipients have gone over and above their daily lives contributing to the school community and epitomising the ‘Douay Way’. This year’s celebrants were:

Leader – Ms Brazier our referral unit

Students were:

Last year’s Year 13 a true Douay Ambassador – Sam White

Our Head Girl – Oliwia 

Multi-talented and academic Year 13 Agnes 

All-round supportive and mathematical Sixth-former Filip 

Talented Musical Year 13 twins Shirley and Vivian

One of our year 10 Ambassadors – Chardonnay 

Year 10 fantastic academic and musical all-rounder Jessie 

And Daniel our Key stage 3 student who has tackled the challenges of secondary school life with aplomb.

All achievement winners were presented with their awards by the Mayor of Hillingdon and were supported by staff, students and families of over 20 local schools. The evening at the Beck Theatre had an incredible atmosphere. TDMCS had huge numbers of staff and students supporting our winners and enjoyed and fantastic evening together. As is tradition Douay was able to provide our musical talent and this year Vivian and Shirley played a beautiful piano duet – Turkish March and Agnes mesmerised us with her beautiful voice singing Beyonce’s Sandcastles. All winners are given £250 to spend in areas of improvement around the school and a number of faculties, departments and recreational areas have large items provided by the Jack Petchey Foundation and these are enjoyed and taken advantage of by huge numbers of our students of all ages.

As a ‘Golden School’ TDMCS has the maximum number of 9 students per year to nominate together with a worthy leader. Staff and students are currently voting for this years’ first cohort of Jack Petchey winners.

If you would like more information about the Jack Petchey Foundation and how it is embraced at TDMCS please speak to Mr Moore (H12) or email simoore@douaymartyrs.co.uk

Next Event – Jack Petchey Speak Out October 2018

Mr S Moore