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Jack Petchey awards in Bexley recognise Guides across the region for amazing achievements

PUBLISHED: 07:00 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:18 27 September 2018

Rachel Johson is in the 4th Welling Guides. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Rachel Johson is in the 4th Welling Guides. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

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Almost 90 young people from Guides and Brownie units across the area came to Bexley last week (Wednesday September 19) to receive prestigious Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards.

Anna Hayward, 14. Picture: Jack Petchey FoundationAnna Hayward, 14. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

Presented at Beths Grammar School in Hartford Road, the event honoured winners ages 11-25, who received medallions to go with their framed certificates and a cheque for £250 each.

They were nominated by their peers and leaders, winning awards for a variety of achievements big and small.

In addition, ten adults were also celebrated with Leader Awards for demonstrating an outstanding ability to motivate young people.

Winners included Rachel Johnson, 25, who is in the 4th Welling Guides, Bexleyheath.

T’yanna Stone, 14. Picture: Jack Petchey FoundationT’yanna Stone, 14. Picture: Jack Petchey Foundation

As a young girl Rachel struggled with reading and did not find her school studies easy.

She tended to be introverted except at Rangers where she found uncritical support and friendship no matter what her ability and skillset.

Facing her challenges, she has gone on to successfully complete college and university studies and has finished her PGCE Diploma in education and training at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Her self-confidence has grown with this success and her social interaction with others is much more fulfilling.

As a senior member of the unit she regularly takes charge when needed. Her leadership skills have also been developed through taking an Adult Leadership Qualification working with Brownies.

Rachel decided to spend her £250 Jack Petchey Achievement Award grant on a trip to the Shard for her unit.

Other winners included 14-year-old T’yanna Stone, who is in the 2nd Shortlands Rainbows in Bromley; 14-year-old Anna Haywayd, who is a member of the 3rd Farnborough Guides in Orpington; 11-year-old Evie Harper from the 1st Chislehurst Guides in Beckenham; 11-year-old Natasha Leach, from the Goddington Guides in Orpington and 16-year-old Annabel Burton, who attends a unit in Bromley.

Sir Jack Petchey, 93, said :“I am passionate about our awards scheme which enables young people to be recognised, valued and rewarded for their achievements and positive contributions to society.”

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