Before Christmas, The Boy Child announced that he’d won an award at school and had £250 to spend. Further investigation revealed that although the Jack Petchey Foundation had given the school a grant, the recipient was chosen by a student vote … which was indeed won by The Boy Child and the £250 prize money was available to spend on things of his choosing for the school.
The Boy Child received a certificate and a badge for his blazer. And I thought that was it … but, no.
Last week, The Boy Child and I attended an Awards Evening hosted by the Jack Petchey Foundation. An all singing, all dancing celebration of achievement.
I posted on Instagram later that evening …
“So this happened last night. The Boy Child won an achievement award from the @jackpetcheyfoundation and was presented with his medal at an awards evening. His confidence has had such a boost … he realises now that he is capable, he can achieve, he is worthy, he is enough (thank you, @michelleobama, for reinforcing that mantra). It hasn’t just been mum and dad telling him those things. My heart is full.“