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City and Islington College students honoured at Petchey Awards

City and Islington College students with Islington Mayor Councillor Barry Edwards, and Faye Guy performing at the event. City and Islington College students with Islington Mayor Councillor Barry Edwards, and Faye Guy performing at the event.

Sunday, February 9, 2014
10:00 AM

High-flying students have been showered with awards from the Jack Petchey Foundation.

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Youngsters studying at all five centres of City and Islington College were commended at a Jack Petchey Awards ceremony.

The awards celebrate 11 to 25-year-olds who have made a wholehearted, unselfish and dedicated contribution to their club, school or to their community.

The 19 students honoured included sixth formers Sarah Lalouche, who raised £19,000 for Palestinian charities, and Hosanna Makanda, who spoke no English when she fled the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011, but is now applying to top universities.

Hosanna, 19, said: “I am very pleased and humbled to have received this award, and congratulate all the students who have been recognised.

“I am impressed with how the Jack Petchey Foundation supports young people in Islington and across the country.”

Winners received a framed certificate, a medallion and £200 to be spent on additional activities or new equipment for the centres. where they study.

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