Hundreds of pupils, teachers and their families were welcomed to the Queen’s Theatre this week for the first of this year’s Jack Petchey Foundation awards. Children from across the borough gathered at the Hornchurch community venue to receive their special Jack Petchey medallions, for achievements that ranged from raising money for charity to helping fellow pupils at school with their work. Seven Bower Park pupils were among the award winners.
The evening also included performances from the Drapers’ Academy Choir, the Frances Bardsley Academy Choir and the St. Edward’s Dancers, plus solo renditions from Hall Mead singers Niamh O’Shea and Alex Dubar.
Councillor Philippa Crowder, mayor of Havering, said, “It was another wonderful evening.
“These events are always the highlight of my mayoral year, and the level of the young people’s achievements and the kind generosity of the Jack Petchey Foundation really amazes me.”