More than 100 young people from schools across Sutton have been recognised for their incredible achievements with a Jack Petchey Achievement Award this week.

A total of 114 school pupils were awarded the Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Award at the Epsom Playhouse on Monday (February 26) for their efforts.

Recipients were given medallions alongside a framed certificate with a £250 cheque after being nominated by their peers and leaders.

Superintendent Mark Lawrence said: “There were some awe-inspiring award winners and a fantastic advert for the potential of young people in Sutton.

“It was an absolute privilege to be invited to present at the Sutton Schools Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards.”

Among the winners was 14-year-old Craig Reid of Overton Grange School, who administered first aid to another young person who had fallen 10 feet from a tree and Zahra Rahman, 13, of Carshalton High School for Girls, who actively led her form during activities which aimed to fundraise for Children in Need and Help for Heroes.

She spent her £250 grant on music and drama equipment for the school.

Meanwhile, Sutton Grammar School’s Nathan Livingstone, 14, was praised after setting up a Year 7 drama club and Nonsuch High School for Girls student Annabelle York, 17, wowed at a National Space Design competition which led her to being invited to represent Europe on the international stage held at NASA.