Health and Social Care Conference

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.

Sir Ian Cheshire Visit

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 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.

Basketball Round Up!

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.

Christ the King Achievements Recognised at Jack Petchey Awards

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 stay committed.

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.

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