The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up by Sir Jack Petchey CBE to inspire and celebrate young people. Since 1999, over £133 million has been invested in programmes to benefit young people aged 11-25 across London and Essex.
Studio 3 Arts have been a part of this programme for the past 3 years and enjoy celebrating the achievements of young people in the borough.
Each term we ask our Big Deal youth groups to nominate one of their peers for a Jack Petchy award.
Congratulations to Rachel Keller. Jack Petchey Award winner for drama, winter 2020.
The first time I watched Rachel act I knew she had something special. I am a huge fan of Rachel and her potential. Her ability to adapt and understand is incredible and her willingness to learn everything about the character she plays is beautiful to witness. The way she works with her fellow actors and even directors is amazing. Her heart is in this. She is a going to be a force in the industry.
Valentine Olokoga – Lead Drama Facilitator for Big Deal
Ramon Fry, Caitlin Beckles, Prisca Ntumba, Kayleigh Dobinson, Odair Teixeira, Fifi Ndjaka, Saheam Miskry and Ruby Harris.
Our young people from Big Deal get to nominate and select a member of the group to receive the Jack Petchey Award each term. Here are some reasons why they have been chosen in the past:
“I believe she can help change our community for the better.”
“She is hard working is always up for helping others.”
“He is always willing to support others in Drama.”
“Her confidence in Dance as grown and the improvement in her performance is amazing to witness.”
“Shows passion & determination of acting and is willing to help and encourage others”
The award winner gets top spend £250 on the group this can be a trip, a workshop, equipment, uniform or something they feel will help the growth of the group.