The Jack Petchey Award scheme is an important part of what we do to recognise student achievement. We run the Gold scheme of the Jack Petchey, which means that three students per term are chosen as recipients of this prestigious Award. Students receive an exciting reward package, including £200 to spend on something for a department of their choice that will benefit both them and other students. Previous prize grants have been used for school trips, new books and resources such as digital cameras, GoPros, iPads, Kindles, and sports equipment.
The English Department also enter 25-50 students into the 'Jack Petchey Speak Out! Challenge' every year. This exciting venture gives students the chance to speak about something they passionately believe, in a public setting. New Rickstones Academy has had great success in this competition, with students reaching the regional final stage every year!
Details of this year's regional final are as follows:
Date: Wednesday 26 April 2017
Venue: Saffron Walden County High School, Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11 4UH