Comic Geraint De Carvacho, 11, jokes his way to a Jack Petchey award

Lewis De Carvalho and his Petchey award

Lewis De Carvalho and his Petchey award - Credit: Petchey Foundation

Geraint De Carvacho at 11 is a bit of a comic who can ‘think outside the box’ which has won him a Jack Petchey award.

He has been named one of the most creative members of the East End’s Young and Talented theatre school.

Geraint’s award was made for his “commitment and ability” in his role with the school including its last production ‘Viva Eastender!’ when he stole the show with his ‘bad’ stand-up comedian character.

He made the audience burst with laughter delivering an outstanding performance every night, the Petchey judges learned.

Geraint’s £200 award has been spent on a camcorder to film the theatre students’ work at the school which operates at Bethnal Green’s Oxford House community centre.


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He was among 95 youngsters from all over east London and Essex receiving Achievement awards at Ilford’s Kenneth More theatre earlier this month, nominated by their peers and leaders for various achievements—but mostly for doing their best.

The Petchey Foundation was set up in 1999 to recognise contributions youngsters make to society and has put up £75 million for 2,000 youth projects.

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