School pupils from Harrow recognised for hard work

Malak Khalaf

Joshua Ward

Megan Thomas

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Young people from across the borough have been recognised for their hard work at an annual award ceremony.

Nearly 100 pupils from 13 different secondary schools in Harrow received a Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award at Harrow Arts Centre on Thursday evening.

The pupils, from the ages of 11 to 25, received medals and a cheque for a £200 grant for their work in different areas including fundraising, charity work and academic achievement.

One winner was Malak Khalaf, 16, of Bentley Wood High, who was awarded for helping at school events and in the community throughout the year.

Foundation co-ordinator for the school John Jowers said: “Malak has risen above so many challenges to complete her GCSEs. She shows great care to others, particularly her family.

“She has been totally committed to helping older members of our local community learn to use computers and has developed great relationships with the elderly.”

Another winner was Joshua Ward, 11, of Nower Hill High School, who helped create a website for his form group and hruns the year group's webpage.

Megan Thomas, 12, of Sacred Heart Language College, received her award for producing and editing a Year 7 newspaper.

Honorary alderman for Harrow Keith Toms, who attended the event, said: “The future relies upon the performance of our youth, especially those who might not be able to achieve their full potential without the kindness of great people like Jack Petchey.”

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