Student who stopped attack outside Hurstmere School and another who gave up her half term receive Jack Petchey awards

PUBLISHED: 14:36 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:06 10 July 2017

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford


More than 160 students received the award last week

Anna Eagle with her Jack Petchey Achievement AwardAnna Eagle with her Jack Petchey Achievement Award

The best students from schools across the borough came together last week to receive the prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards.

On Thursday, more than 160 young people gathered at the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, to pick up their medallions, framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.

Nominated by teachers and their fellow students, the students were nominated for a range of reasons which reflect their hard work and commitment.

Among the winners was Anna Eagle, 16, from Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar, who spent her half term helping build the set for the school production of the Wizard of Oz, while also running back stage and leading younger students during the drama production.

Issac Ayliffe with his Jack Petchey Achievement AwardIssac Ayliffe with his Jack Petchey Achievement Award

Isaac Ayliffe, 15, was also rewarded after he stepped in to stop a member of the public attacking a year seven student outside Hurstmere School in Sidcup, while also keeping bystanders away.

John Wilkinson, deputy mayor of Bexley said, “I have always known that young people in Bexley are the best. The future of this borough is in safe hands with these young achievers driving it forward. Well done to all the winners tonight.”

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