Harlow College journalism student wins Jack Petchey award

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A HARLOW College journalism student has been presented with an achievement award from the Jack Petchey Foundation during a ceremony at the college.

Willow Jacobs-Harding, currently studying for the NCTJ journalism diploma, was named as an outstanding achiever after being nominated by her teachers for completing a high standard of work despite difficult personal circumstances.

She received her award alongside fellow students Mollie Timpson, Noah Jones, and Tegan Wright, who were also recognised.

Willow said: “I had no idea that I would win an award or be given the opportunity to choose how to spend the £250 grant for the journalism department. It was lovely to get recognition for my efforts over the course of two years.”

As well as the grant, Willow received a certificate, pin badge, and a book containing inspirational words from Sir Jack Petchey himself and others.

She was also invited to attend an event at the Harlow Playhouse on June 20 to celebrate award winners from across the whole of Essex.

Sir Jack Petchey set up the foundation in 1999 to inspire and celebrate young people.

Featured image: Willow Jacobs-Harding

Left to right: Mollie Timpson, Noah Jones, Willow Jacobs-Harding, and Tegan Wright

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Andrew Impey

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