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Schoolchildren across Bexley receive awards at Orchard Theatre

PUBLISHED: 16:18 11 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:18 11 July 2016

Justine Kwezi, aged 13, who attends St Catherine’s School

Justine Kwezi, aged 13, who attends St Catherine's School

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An awards evening was held last week

Mollie Boone, aged 17, goes to the Business Academy BexleyMollie Boone, aged 17, goes to the Business Academy Bexley

Over 140 young people from schools all over Bexley came together to receive a prestigious award for their amazing achievements last week.

The Orchard Theatre hosted the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards, where 141 young people received medallions to go with a framed certificate and a cheque for £250 each.

Cabinet member for education at Bexley council Rob Leitch, said: “I couldn’t be more proud of the all the young Bexley achievers and leaders who received their awards this evening. It was an honour to meet them all and hear about their achievements.”

Some of the award-winners include:

Drew Stevenson, aged 14, attends Harris Academy FalconwoodDrew Stevenson, aged 14, attends Harris Academy Falconwood

Justine Kwezi, 13, who has been described as “dedicated, creative, reliable and proactive”.

The St Catherine’s School student has been an instrumental member of the Youth Travel Ambassadors and campaigns to promote students cycling to school.

Business Academy Bexley’s Mollie Boone, 17, takes part in Irish dancing competitions at championship level, and often performs at school and community events.

Drew Stevenson, aged 14, attends Harris Academy Falconwood. Drew has been an active member of the academy life since he started in Year 7. He is a member of the Student Council, a Youth Travel Ambassador - helping the Academy to achieve Gold Standard - and part of the Anti-Bullying Campaign.

Gary Landick, aged 15, goes to Hurstmere SchoolGary Landick, aged 15, goes to Hurstmere School

Gary Landick, aged 15, goes to Hurstmere School. He got his award for his hard work in designing and building a new website spending up to eight weeks of his spare time, after school and at weekends on this project.

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