Elvin pupils collect Petchey awards

On Tuesday the 3rd February six Ark Elvin students received Jack Petchey awards for outstanding service to the school. They attended a fantastic awards ceremony with their friends and family at Brent Civic Centre. Students from across the borough were present and there were musical performances from talented students from across Brent’s schools. The students received their medallions from the Deputy Mayor of Brent, Councilor Lesley Jones.

Ryhan (Year 10) received his award for outstanding leadership and community spirit. Ryhan is a member of the Air Cadets and he helped to organise the poppy appeal in the school. Thanks to Ryhan’s hard work the school raised £86 for the Royal British Legion. Ryhan has also been recognised by the Air Cadets and he recently went to the Tower of London and helped dismantle the ceramic poppy display.

Shubham (Year 12) has been given an award for his hard work in the library. He is a student librarian and has given up a considerable amount of his free time to help reorganise the library.

Leo (Year 13) received his award for outstanding sports leadership. He has been running basketball training across the school for different year groups.

Noorul-Ain was a student at Ark and is now studying History at University.  Noorul-Ain is multi-lingual and spent a lot of her own time helping younger students learn English.

Halimo (Year 10) won her award for her excellent work during year 9. Halimo started the school with limited English, but through her sheer hard work she learnt to speak and write fluently. In doing so she hit many of her Year 9 targets.

Rikki (Year 10) won his award for his hard work in Year 9. Throughout year 9 Rikki displayed a particular dedication to his studies which culminated in him making sustained progress and hitting his target grades.

The awards ceremony was enjoyed by all, and our pupils impressed many of the guests, with local MP Ibrahim Taguri even tweeting his admiration.