Health & Social care students at Christ the King:
Emmanuel and Christ the King: Aquinas met on Wednesday 3rd April 2019 at the
Aquinas site for the Health & Social Care Conference.
A range of Health & Social Care professionals presented and the theme of the Conference was centred around the Unit 2 Working in Health & Social Care exam and a number of synoptic modules such as Anatomy and physiology, human lifespan development and Meeting individual needs. Speakers in attendance were a midwife, social worker, paediatric nurse, Intensive care and oncology nurse and occupational therapist.
Christ the King Emmanuel was delighted to recently host a talk
by Sir Ian Cheshire who is the Chairman of Barclays UK.
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, Cambridge.
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
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.
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.
CTK Students: Motasem, Royann and Jayden
pictured above, recently attended the Evening of Celebration for Jack Petchey
Achievements Award winners at the Broadway Theatre in Catford organised by the
Jack Petchey Foundation.
They alongside many young people in
schools and colleges were recipients of medallions that recognised their
personal achievements in terms of character, overcoming challenges, being role
models and making a difference in their local community.
For example, Motasem has faced various
personal challenges alongside his studies, but has consistently worked hard to
Motasem is a dedicated member of the
school’s weekly boxing class and decided to spend his £250 award money on new
equipment for all at the boxing class.
Motasem said: “I was so happy to receive
the award because it made my family proud. I was pleased that I could ask for
the grant award to be spent on buying boxing bags for our college boxing club
to benefit all the students.
“As a keen boxer myself I can’t wait to
use them. Thank you Jack Petchey and thank you to my teachers and fellow
students who nominated me for this award.”
Congratulations to them and we continue to recognise future award winners from our college community through the support of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award scheme.
Samuel EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Engineering
“My experience at CTK has improved my sense of self-worth and the one-to-one communication has helped me understand what I need to do to achieve my goals. I'm aiming to go to Queen Mary's University of London to study Physics and Aerospace Engineering. My advice to new students would be to enjoy the experience, make friends with people and study hard to achieve your goals.”
Jorge EMMANUELGrades achieved: D*DDCourse: BTEC Sport Level 3
“I've had a great experience at CTK. I've met a lot of new people and gained knowledge that I will need in the future. I'm going to study Sport and Exercise Science at Brunel University. My teachers always went the extra mile to make sure I had all my work completed. I would recommend CTK because the knowledgeable and passionate teachers always help students to succeed.”
Wendy EMMANUELCourse: BTEC Art and Design Level 2 & 3
“I have enjoyed making new friends and also meeting past students at CTK, who have come in to speak to us about what has made them successful. I aim to become an interior designer or textile designer and plan to study Textile Design at university. I would recommend CTK because the teachers always dedicate their time to helping students achieve their goals. ”
“I would 100% recommend CTK to others. The College improves you not only academically but in all aspects. CTK really lived up to my expectations, I have made good friends and the teachers are so supportive. I was so happy to get my final grades, I'm now going to study Biomedical Science at Warwick University.”
RukayaEMMANUELGrades achieved: D*D*DProgressed to: Criminology and Forensic Psychology at Kingston UniversityCourse: BTEC Health & Social Care
“I came to CTK because I heard the College gets great results. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my best and have given me lots of support. I’m so pleased with my grades and looking forward to going on to university.”