The Careers Conference at Christ the King Sixth Form continues
to go from strength to strength. The cross-site event comprises a variety
of university and career based talks as well as a large-scale exhibition. The
day provides a fantastic opportunity for our Level 3 students to start thinking
about their future and to explore their options. As in previous years, a
separate Level 1 & 2 Careers Conference was held at CTK: Aquinas which
offered specific support to students studying a BTEC Level 1 or 2 course.
Students prepare for the Conference by pre-booking their places
for the talks they wish to attend and individual timetables are created
which include a visit to the exhibition, thus ensuring their time spent at the
Conference is focussed and productive.
Over 80 external organisations supported the Conference by either exhibiting or providing speakers for the talks. Many of the participants were returning, having attended the event in previous years. The programme of talks included sessions on a wide range of careers from Medicine and the NHS to entrepreneurship, journalism, engineering, banking and many more.
The final day of every term is a Community Day, a day for setting
aside the stress and work of the year and a time for reflection and having fun
as a College community. The end of this Easter term was no different, with
numerous charity initiatives combined with the end of term fun.
For Sport Relief, a dress down day and Easter egg
raffle were put together. More Easter eggs were donated to the Demelza
Hospice (A charity that provides care for sick children in South
London). Pictures below include Deacon Javier Elderfield, Co-ordinating
Chaplain with the Easter boxes ready for delivery, and Royann Whyte, the
President of the Student Executive, with staff from Demelza hospice.
As well as various activities and challenges taking place in tutor
groups, there was also a time built-in for reflection and thought. The 10:10
theatre company showed a film and facilitated a discussion on relationships and
communication entitled “Babies”.
Overall, it was a thoroughly well rounded day of fun and engagement, concluding a successful Easter term.
At this college, we are blessed to have a Gospel Choir on all
three sites, but they do not often get the chance to perform together. So it
was an ambitious idea when Natalie, the Gospel Choir leader, with the support
of the Chaplaincy team, proposed bringing them all together, as well as another
ten schools from across the diocese, to perform a Gospel Choir Spectacular at
With over 300 young people, present and performing to a packed out
crowd, the performance did not disappoint. Each of the individual choirs
performed two songs, with some exceptional soloists taking centre stage, with
the concert topped and tailed with all the schools performing together – a
truly awe inspiring sound that filled the cathedral and reverberated down to
those who were witnessing this moment. It was pleasing to see our college
students filled with such passion and giving their all on what was a beautiful