Petchy and Diana Awards for Envision students

Two of our Envision students have been celebrating this week after reciving a Jack Petchey Award in recognition of their impressive campaigning and contribution to their communities. In the same week one of their teams also discovered they had won a Diana Award as well.

Sam Frantz of Hampstead school won his Jack Petchy award for his outstanding commitment to his Envision project ‘We Are Tomorrow’ which brought together opinions from local people to create an art piece representing positive views of young people.

It also acknowledged the volunteering Sam does with Sock Mob; a community group supporting people who are homeless in the Victoria area. Sam began working with Sock Mob after visiting them with his Envision team last year and since then has been volunteering regularly as part of the street teams giving out basic supplies to people living on the streets of London.

Envision Grad, Mariam Idrissi won a Jack Petchy Award on the same night, in recognition of her Duke of Edinburgh involvement and community involvement. In addition to the Jack Petchy Award her Envision team also won a Diana Award, in the Active Campaigner category. Her team from Saint Mary Magdalene School campaigned against the stigma of mental health, delivering a series of engaging interactive presentations to schools in her local area and handing out Oyster Card holders with their own designs including where to get support. 

The assessors were really impressed and particularly thought that the nominees made an outstanding and selfless contribution to their school as well as making an impact upon others.

The Diana Awards

Proud Envision Coordiantor Sophie Hewitt joined Sam and Mariam as they collected their awards this week.

These awards were well-deserved and they mean so much to the young people who receive them. It's a real boost to them to get recognition like this and will really help encouraging them to keep doing what they're doing.