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Posted on: 04/01/2016

Jack Petchey Award Winner January 2016

Amazing, helpful, supportive student; these are just some of the words staff at St Charles Catholic Sixth Form use to describe Cheenie Fabro, the College’s first Jack Petchey award winner. The Jack Petchey award is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools, colleges and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding.

Cheenie is in her second year here at St Charles studying A2 Biology & Level 3 Health & Social Care and has applied to study Sociology at university next year. She was nominated for the award for her excellent commitment and contributions to the College community where she is involved in a wide range of activities. An active member of the charities committee, she has led on various fundraising events in the College’s annual charity week, she has worked on the Age UK project where students teach local older people IT skills, has acted as a peer mentor and library assistant and was an excellent ambassador for the College during last year’s visit to Lourdes supporting disabled clients during a very tiring but rewarding week. Her teachers describe her as an amazing student who is always helpful and supportive. She is a very reliable and responsible student with excellent attendance, punctuality and work ethic.

Cheenie was presented with her Jack Petchey certificate in assembly in front of all her peers by the College Principal Elaine Taylor. Cheenie stated she was delighted to receive the award. Afterwards she said that she loved being involved in the life of the College but “it’s really nice to have had my contributions appreciated and acknowledged with this award”.She is now thinking about how she will use the £200 award money to benefit the College community. We’re confident she will have lots of ideas!