Christ the King’s “Careers Island” Conference 2018

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.

CTK Emmanuel Easter Community Day

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.

CTK Gospel Choir Adoremus Concert

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 Southwark Cathedral.

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 evening.

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