Jack Petchey Spring Winner
The school council decided Isabella (Year 10) should receive the Jack Petchey award. Isabella received her nomination for her great efforts including in securing her work experience placement at a computer games/software engineering company.
After many knockbacks from computer games companies and software engineering companies, Izzy kept going and secured work experience at The Software Bureau in Purley Way. She was the first student they have taken on for work experience. She showed such enthusiasm for computer programming that they have given her training in different programming languages, including giving her the opportunity to make her own game from scratch.
Her dedication and effort can be a role model for other girls in computer sciences, as there aren't enough women in STEM subjects as it is; she can also inspire others who want to learn a lot on their work experience to be ambitious in their applications.
For winning this award Isabella will receive a framed certificate, badge and membership to the Jack Petchey Foundation. Additionally, she receives a £250 donation from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend on an event or resources for the school of her choosing.
Well done Isabella!