KYDS would like to congratulate Ellie Russell and Olly Smith who were both chosen to receive Jack Petchey awards in June 2016!

Both Ellie and Olly were chosen by the KYDS youth members through an open nomination process. James Stocker, Chair of Trustees and Jack Petchey Coordinator for KYDS said “The wonderful thing about this process is that it is entirely led by our youth members. There is no input at all from the adult members, this is a way for youth members to recognise and congratulate their peers. Well done Ellie and Olly for being chosen by their fellow members as winners this time round!”.

Some of the comments submitted by youth members about Ellie and Olly are below:

Ellie Russell

“Ellie has always made me feel welcome to KYDS and has always encouraged me to try my best”, “She is very good at her part and very kind to other members of KYDS” “Ellie has shown great determination and commitment in order to perfect every part of her Ursula character”

Olly Smith

“Olly has improved greatly with both his confidence and ability this show, whilst also putting a great amount of effort into everything he does with KYDS!” “He is always trying hard and ready to work, always got a smile and happy to help anyone out when needed!” “Olly has improved greatly with both his confidence and ability this show, whilst also putting a great amount of effort into everything he does with KYDS!”