Lewisham Young Mayor
Student, Rachel Afrifa runs for Lewisham Young Mayor
We are delighted that upper sixth student Rachel has decided to join the campaign to become next Young Mayor of Lewisham. Rachel currently studies A Level Business, Media and Sociology and has big plans for change in her borough. We’ve been catching up with Rachel about why she wanted to get involved.
Interviewer: Rachel, what inspired you to run for Young Mayor?
Rachel: The thing that inspired me to run for Lewisham your Mayor, was growing up, seeing things that I wanted to change within my neighbourhood. I was literally born and raised in Lewisham borough, I’ve seen the good, the bad and I’ve decided that I want to grow up and be able to fix the bad.
Interviewer: If you were to become the next Young Mayor, what do you hope to change or achieve?
Rachel: I want to affect the lives of young people like me, who aren’t as fortunate and maybe don’t have as much support as I do. I hope this campaign, whether I win or not, is a voice for them and lets them know that there is someone out there thinking of them.
Interviewer: What do you friends and family think of your campaign?
Rachel: My friends and family are very supportive, especially my friends. They’re really proud that I’ve decided to take a stand!
Interviewer: What do you hope to do after you leave CTK?
Rachel: I’d like to pursue Media at university. My college has been very supportive, I love the media department, I’m there all the time!
Tony ST MARY'S Grades achieved: A*A*BA Progressed to: Oxford University Course: A Level Maths, Physics, Fine Art and Further Maths
“CTK has always encouraged me to aim high, which has led me to apply to the University of Oxford and I am so pleased to begin my studies there. ”
Ella Mae ST MARY'S Grades achieved: A A B A Progressed to: University of Sheffield Course: 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. ”
Chief ST MARY'S Grades achieved: BBB Progressed to: Queen Mary University Course: A Level Maths, Physics and Chemistry
“I really enjoyed my learning at CTK as lessons were relevant, engaging and challenging, whilst cultivating a warm, dynamic atmosphere.”
Precious ST MARY'S Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: City University of London Course: BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care
“Studying BTEC Health gave me the best opportunity to realise my dream. I’m incredibly appreciative of all the support and assistance I received throughout my course. From the beginning, the staff recognised my ability and didn’t give up on me.”
Oluwafoluhanmi ST MARY'S Progressed to: University of Hertfordshire Course: 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.”