ABOUT MARTIN   |   LEADERSHIP AWARD   |   ACHIEVEMENTS
 


 

About Martin


 


Martin and his elder brother Scott were both students at the Bognor Regis Community College when Martin contracted and died of meningitis. The whole College was devastated by this event and shocked that it could happen to someone so fit and healthy.
Martin was a true believer in fun and was a real character around the College, all Martin Friends still miss Martin's energy and vitality. 

The College felt privileged when Ray and Jackie Finch presented them with a generous cheque which would underpin a new Leadership Award in memory of Martin. As a Specialist College they set-up a wide range of opportunities for their students to develop leadership skills. These opportunities include working with pupils in our feeder schools teaching dance, sport and art skills, coaching sports teams, undergoing community service activities, being involved with College Council activities, organising events and helping with Outward Bound trips.

The first recipient of the Martin Finch Leadership Award was Kyrsty Mewett, a member of the BRCC Sixth Form, who served as Chairwoman at the Arun Youth Council and as a member of the West Sussex Youth Cabinet.  Her prize, as a budding politician consisted of a visit to the House of Commons with local MP, Nick Gibb.

 

 

The Martin Finch Leadership Award History
 

2002/03 Kyrsty

Krysty received the Martin Finch Leadership Award for her work within the school on the Sixth Form Council and the Whole School Council, which involved her in many aspects of school life. Krysty was also a member of the Arun Youth Council. Krysty’s prize for winning this trophy was a visit to the Houses of Parliament with Mr Nick Gibb MP.

2003/04 Phillip

Phillip received this award because he has shown leadership potential within the PE Department, where he has helped at numerous extra-curricular practices and intercom activities. He has also helped the PE staff organise tournaments and as he has progressed through the school has shown himself to be more than capable of fulfilling a leadership role. His prize for winning this trophy is to spend some time with the Great Britain Hockey Coach.

2004/05 Matthew

Matthew worked tirelessly during the year to lead the Year 9 Council to improve BRCC both physically and spiritually by showing what can be achieved by a group of like minded individuals and feels this should be the way forward to making BRCC even better. He has been elected to the Arun Youth Council and has regular meetings with Hazel Flack, who is instrumental in accessing a financial fund to improve local facilities. Matthew’s prize for winning this award was to spend a day at Arun District Council with the Arun Community Wardens and the Arun Dog Warden.

2005/06 Lucy

As a student at Bognor Regis Community College Lucy has been involved in a variety of initiatives both as part of her curriculum studies and through the enrichment programme.

Lucy has been involved in Sport Leadership since the age of 14. She has always demonstrated a higher level of organisation and maturity beyond her years. She is able to form excellent working relationships with young people, her peers and other adults, mainly generated through her warm personality, effective communication skills and her enthusiasm for the things she becomes involved in. Volunteering in sports leadership has seen Lucy support and lead in a whole range of areas. She has run tournaments at both primary and secondary level. At secondary level this has involved schools in the west area of the county and inter form within school competitions. She has supported in the running of primary festivals which involve a large number of both our primary feeders and these are linked to our partner secondary schools as part of our Specialist School programme. Furthermore Lucy has been working in both primary and secondary after school clubs since she started volunteering in year 10. She has coached Basketball and Dance supporting other coaches and more recently set up and run her own sporting activities in the local infant school.

Lucy works during the school lunchtime as an activity supervisor providing both structured and unstructured activities for younger pupils from the school to engage in. She has shown a high level of initiative within this programme introducing a range of activities to the students as well as thinking on her feet to deal with some of the more challenging issues that arise. She now has the additional responsibility of being a lead supervisor, which means she is involved in the induction/training of new activity supervisors, as well as taking the lead role on set days of the week. Under these circumstances she is responsible for supporting the other four supervisors on duty that day and dealing with issues that may arise, ranging from staff absence to equipment problems to behaviour problems.

2006/07 Rikki

Rikki has been involved in Sport Leadership since the beginning of Yr12, but showed a great deal of natural aptitude towards leadership well before this.

He forms excellent working relationships with young people, his peers and other adults, mainly generated through his warm personality, effective communication skills and his tireless enthusiasm for the things he becomes involved in. He has always demonstrated a high level of organisation and maturity beyond his years.

Volunteering in sports leadership has seen Rikki support and lead in a whole range of areas. He has run tournaments and festivals at both primary and secondary level as well as leading his own coaching sessions in Football. Last year he was successful in completing his FA level 1 Coaching Award in Football.

Last summer Rikki took on a principle role as an event mentor to support new leadership students to plan an inclusive games festival. The festival was planned and delivered in one day to 100 year 7 students and replicated many aspects of a Paralympics Games (including an opening and closing ceremony). The enormity of the event was overwhelming and highly successful.

Rikki works during the school lunchtime as an activity supervisor, providing activities for younger pupils from the school to engage in. He has shown a high level of initiative and adaptability within this programme, introducing a range of activities to the students as well as thinking on his feet to deal with some of the more challenging issues that arise. He now has the additional responsibility of being a lead supervisor, which means he is involved in the induction/training of new activity supervisors as well as taking the lead role on set days of the week.

In addition Rikki is studying 5 A levels, is a member of the Sixth Form Council and more recently is a member of the “People and Planet” working party group. This group looks at a range of environmental issues such as global warming. As a group they aim to set up campaigns to address some of these issues and or raise awareness and change behaviour.

As you can see Rikki is a highly committed and motivated individual, which is evident in the huge number of hours he has given and continues to give volunteering in sport. He is a remarkable student, who amongst other things is a “true team player” and is fully deserving of this prestigious award.


2007/08 No award ceremony held

2008/09 Will be awarded at Excellence Evening (June 2009)

 

If you would like to email us then please do so by clicking here

Home | Personal | Events | Meningitis | Contact Us