Two students from Leyton Orient Trust’s college study programme have won a Jack Petchey Award.
Detroy, 17, who is studying for a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport qualification, and Ousmany, 16, who is studying for a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Leisure qualification were presented with the awards after being nominated by their peers and tutors.
Both students were awarded with a certificate and £250 to spend on a treat for their fellow students. Detroy chose to take his class out for a meal at Nando’s. Ousmany has decided to organise for his group to play a game of Laser Tag.
Lloyd Boateng, Teacher, Leyton Orient Trust, said: “Detroy has received this award for his outstanding attitude towards learning and sports participation. He is a good student and has been a great role model to those in his class. Detroy is always well behaved and has excellent punctuality and attendance in all lessons. He is an absolute pleasure to teach, and teachers that come in to contact with Detroy comment on how helpful he is.”
Ousmany, Student, Leyton Orient Trust said: “I’m happy that my classmates nominated me for this award, they could have chosen anyone else but they chose me. I’m looking forward to Laser Tag with my class, it will be a fun day out.”
Lloyd Boateng, Teacher, Leyton Orient Trust, said: “Ousmany has received this award for his excellent attitude in class. Ousmany is a brilliant student to have in the class. He shows consistency in all aspects of his study skills and is a constant reminder to other students in his class how to conduct themselves. His attendance has been fantastic, especially for GCSE Maths, which he has to travel to off-campus for. Ousmany has not only been a star off the pitch, but on the pitch Ousmany is showing positive development.”
Sir Jack Petchey CBE founded the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999 to recognise the positive contributions young people make to society and assist them in achieving their potential. The Achievement Awards is a peer recognition scheme operating in grass roots youth clubs, youth organisations, secondary schools and uniformed organisations.
For more information about Leyton Orient Trust College Study Programme, visit: www.leytonorienttrust.org.uk/furthereducation