At the end of term community day, Tutor groups put together
Easter baskets of sweets and chocolates with a signed Easter card full of
messages of hope and blessings.
These were delivered by the Chaplain, Deacon Elderfield with
students: John, Princess and Andrea, to Demelza Hospice in Eltham who care for
terminally ill children. The baskets were gratefully received by the staff on
behalf of the children.
Other activities during the day included a movie-drama
presentation by the ‘Ten-Ten’ theatre company on the influence that exposure to
pornography can have of young minds and developing healthy relationships. There
was opportunity for discussion and reflection on this important issue effecting
our youth and culture today.
Christ the King Sixth Form was delighted
to recently host a talk by Sir Ian Cheshire who is the Chairman of
Ian talked to almost one hundred of our
students about growing up in Nigeria and the academic challenges he faced when
studying before achieving a degree in Law from Christ’s College,
Ian spoke to students about his current
role as Chairman of Barclays UK as well as his previous roles at
Kingfisher and Debenhams. He also spoke about the various charitable roles he
has including Campaign Chairman of Heads Together which is the mental health
initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The key message he had for
students was that there are lots of opportunities out there if they are willing
to grasp them and he suggested that there are fantastic opportunities on the
fraud prevention and innovations sides of the financial industry.
The annual Barclays RISE
Programme was recently launched by Zainab
Kwaw-Swanzy, Yaa Ofori-Ansah and a number
of their Barclays colleagues to CTK students.
Barclays RISE (Revealing the
Industry to Secondary Education) is a mentoring programme, initiated by the
Embrace Forum at Barclays and supported by local charity Urban
Synergy. It was designed to engage, equip and encourage young people aged 16-18
with the skills and confidence they need to excel in their futures. The scheme
was founded by former CTK student, Michael Lee, and fellow colleagues within
the Barclays Graduate Scheme. They wanted to provide a platform where
they could share their experiences whilst mentoring students who may have
limited opportunities and insight into working in professional industries.
Each student on the programme was
assigned a mentor and worked with other students through a four session
programme. The weekly sessions were split into two parts with the first
part being an interactive presentation on the development topic of the
week. The second part was an opportunity for each mentee to have the
chance to speak to and work with their mentor individually.
Following the successful completion of
the mentoring programme there is also the opportunity for students to
gain work experience with Barclays.
A huge congratulations
to both our Emmanuel and St Mary’s basketball teams now that we have come to
the end of the season. The St Mary’s team came in an impressive 2nd place
and the Emmanuel team joint 3rd.
The season ran
over a number of tournament events which all cumulated in a final league table.
There was strong opposition in the league including Knights Academy, Folkestone
Academy, LSEC Bromley and Colfe’s School.
The St Mary’s team
started the season slowly, only winning 3 games over the first 2 tournaments.
The team never gave up though, winning the tournament held at CTK Emmanuel and
then winning 3 games at the final tournament. The Emmanuel team reversed the
pattern shown by the St Mary’s team, getting off to a quick start in the first
2 tournaments (winning at CTK St Mary’s) but then only picked up 2 wins from
the final 2 tournaments. The season ended with a one-off ‘cup’ tournament
against some very strong opposition. Only group winners made it to the final
and, unfortunately, both teams came 3rd. Still a great effort from
both teams and everyone enjoyed the afternoon.
Well done to all squad
members from both teams who took part this season and we look forward to the
showdown at this year’s Sports Day.
Dwayne ST MARY'SCourse: A Level History, Spanish, Maths
“I'm aiming to study Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. At CTK all students are equally as motivated to do well, it's a good environment to be in. Teachers really try their hardest to make sure that their students achieve what they are capable of and ensure you get the best grades possible.”
Ella Mae ST MARY'SGrades achieved: A A B ACourse: A Level Law Level Psychology A Level Sociology Extended Project
“What I enjoyed about CTK was meeting students from different backgrounds and sharing a desire to succeed. As an Advanced Graduate Programme student, I was given the motivation and confidence to work to the best of my ability. ”
SamadST MARY'SCourse: A Level Media, English Literature and Language and French
“I have really enjoyed my course trips. Also, knowing that everyone else is starting Sixth Form at the same time as you, makes meeting new people and fitting in a lot easier and fun. My teachers have helped me overcome my fear of interacting during class discussions. They encouraged me to participate by giving presentations to the whole class, which boosted my confidence. Teachers will motivate you to achieve the best of your ability.”
OluwafoluhanmiST MARY'SCourse: A Level Biology, Chemistry and PE
“Although studying A Levels can be challenging, my teachers make my lessons enjoyable and easier to understand. The teachers at CTK are really friendly and are more than happy to help. I hope to go on to study Physiotherapy at University.”
AliceST MARY'SGrades achieved: D*D*D* Course: BTEC Sport and Exercise Science Level 3
“I'm going to St Mary's University, Twickenham to study Sport Science. My BTEC course was unique. The pastoral support at CTK was excellent and the extra support from teachers helped me stay on track. I would recommend CTK because of the support that staff give students”
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