Jack Petchey Foundation Newsletter- New Award and Partner Resources


We hope you are keeping safe and well. Earlier this month we sent out a special edition newsletter packed with resources for young people, those who work with young people and parents. They are specifically tailored for people staying at home.

This newsletter highlights even MORE! You will find lots of resources delivered by our various partners with new ideas for an amazing range of activities at home.

The Jack Petchey Foundation has also created a brand new Jack Petchey’s Community Nominations award specifically to recognise amazing young people doing something special for others during lockdown! Find out more below.

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Sir Jack has been working from home, staying updated on what the Foundation is doing on a daily basis. He wanted to give all of you supporting young people at this time a big thumbs up!


We know it is tough for the older generation who are forced to self-isolate at the moment. You can show you care by posting a message telling us how how an older person you know has inspired you. It could be a neighbour, relative or family friend who is over 70. Maybe you remember playing games with them or they taught you a new skill. Share the story on social media using the hashtag #InspringMyGeneration.  Tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and we’ll share it!

If you would like to send a message to Sir Jack use the same hashtag and we’ll show him all your messages too!

Jack Petchey’s Community Nominations

We’ve decided to run the Jack Petchey’s Community Nominations programme to give a well-deserved ‘thank you’ to young people helping those less fortunate than themselves at this time.

Anyone can nominate a young person; the nominee must be aged between 11 and 25, and be from London or Essex.

You can nominate someone for all different kinds of wonderful reasons, as long as they comply with the government guidelines.  Look at the ideas below for some inspiration.

We will have at least one winner a week, who will receive £50 and a letter from Sir Jack.

Find out more and nominate someone



You can still count on us!

The Jack Petchey Count on Us Secondary Challenge with the Mayor’s Fund for London has created a series of virtual resources. Activities include weekly challenges, video tutorials and even a code breaking package!

Most of them are the Challenge activities that you’ve already started in school, but also added is a big ‘Maths at Home’ resource which is full of fantastic maths problems to have a go at.

Keep vlogging

The Vlogstar Challenge has moved their vlogging training workshop into an online resource pack!

If you’re interested in vlogging, then this pack is just for you. The resource pack teaches you the basics of vlogging as you’ll learn how to shoot and produce your own vlogs using your smartphone. It also covers editing basics and provides online resources to support this.

Step into Dance online

Join Step into Dance online! They’re holding online courses in Street Dance, Contemporary, Battle Preparation, and an inclusive creative project for SEND students.

Participation in these classes is free and open to young people from London and Essex. Lessons are available at both a beginner and improver level, so you don’t need to be an expert dancer to get involved. Each course will last four weeks and participants will learn the fundamentals of the dance style, building on their skills to learn a short routine.

Find out more


First Give at home

First Give have created a new programme, Helping from Home, to provide teachers and young people with high quality, fully resourced lessons about social issues and social action.

It aims to help students, parents/carers/guardians, teachers, families and communities focus their attention on something other than the Coronavirus. These resources are suitable for school Years 7-12 but can be adapted for those younger too.

Take part for a chance to win the monthly prize of £200 for your chosen charity.

Do your own science experiments at home! 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology  (IET), organisers of the Faraday Challenge, have some incredible online teaching resources to teach science in an innovative way. Many can be easily adapted and delivered online.

The Great Indoors

The Scouts have pulled together a wide range of indoor activities to keep young people (and parents!) inspired. Check out their The Great Indoors campaign for activities ranging from an animal diary to the switch off challenge.

Free coaching from BTS Spark

BTS Spark who deliver the Jack Petchey Spark Programme, is offering free coaching for school and NHS leaders through its Coaching Through Covid-19 programme.

They say “Our coaches are experts in helping people to be at their best in the moments that matter the most, and are highly skilled in helping leaders find a way through the challenges they’re facing.”

Those who enrol in the programme will be offered two free 60 mins telephone coaching sessions.

Get involved with the Jack Petchey Foundation

How are you coping whilst staying at home? What has kept you positive and motivated? We want young people to blog for our website about their experience and advice for staying at home. If you are aged between 11 and 25 and live in London or Essex, email [email protected] if you would like to write a blog for us! We’ll even give you guidance on how to write the blog.

As you know we’re 21 this year! There are a number of ways to help us celebrate:

We want you to see the positive in where you live. Enter the #TheGoodInWhereILivephotography competition.

Send us a birthday card!

Find out more about our full range of opportunities

At the Jack Petchey Foundation we have a wide range of opportunities for schools, youth organisations and young people to be a part of. We have various schemes for schools and youth organisations to run, which award young people and leaders as well as offer grants to enhance learning further. We also work with many partners to deliver programmes, from art to vlogging and engineering to dance.

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