To celebrate October Black History Month, a group called Africa
Experience were invited by the Chaplaincy team to provide engaging workshops on
African drumming and Capoeria (martial art).
The facilitators skilfully invited the young people to participate in a fun display of skills that created a wonderful atmosphere of laughter and excitement that generated a real sense of wellbeing and community. The students commented afterwards how much they received from the experience as it gave them a great boost in their self-confidence. Africa Experience will return for the Christmas community day to share their gifts as they perform and interact with the wider student body.
Ten students from Christ the King: Emmanuel, St.
Mary’s and Aquinas attended the ‘Monster Confidence’ Event at Plexal,
Queen Elizabeth Park in Stratford.
This event was run by the Stemettes who promote women in
STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering). The students were involved
in confidence workshops, mentoring and interview practice. They also met
many inspirational women who currently work in STEM. It was an inspiring day
Annakaye Wilmot, who is studying BTEC Applied Science, said ‘I
enjoyed the conference as the whole event gave a great importance of women
exploring and gaining jobs within fields that are mainly male dominated.’
Ashleigh Powis Frost, a BTEC Applied science student, found the CV and
interview practice session particularly interesting.
On Friday 28th September, Dr Mark Mantey, the
Director of the Padre Pio Rehabilitation Centre for Leprosy
suffers, in Ghana, came to speak to Business Studies students about his work.
He spoke passionately about his personal experience and history with the Centre that he now directs on behalf of the local community. Historically, Christ the King College through the leadership of the then Chaplain, Fr Doug Bull, raised significant funds to support the building of a ‘Christ the King’ Education Building on the campus.