Life Skills sessions for ALS students
Additional Learning Support students (ALS) undertake “Life Skills” sessions
The ALS team has recently launched their “Life Skills” sessions for our ALS learners, with the intention of teaching them practical and worth-while skills to assist them in the future. The first session is cooking and sees learners preparing palm-oil-free toast and ethically sourced coffee for the staff members that ordered it.
Learners found the class fantastic and enjoyed it immensely, many of which are now thinking about what session they would like to be run next. Mr Willson, organiser of the event and ALS Coordinator for CTK Emmanuel, had this to say, “I could not be happier with how the event went. The learners found it extremely useful, and they enjoyed it as well. Best of all they more prepared for the future, and we have raised money for a good cause. I am so excited for the next session and hope that the learners find this one just as rewarding.”
Staff were also impressed by how great the class was for their own wellbeing. Ms Jarman, a staff member at CTK Emmanuel, had this to say, “It has been amazing. It is nice to have a place where staff members can chat and eat with other staff who they may not see on a usual basis, has been a truly enriching experience and it is for a great cause!”
The money raised from the session has been donated to Demelza, a charity of the learner’s own choosing. Demelza is a charity that assists families with young members suffering from terminal and very serious illnesses.
The incentive is a fantastic way to teach our learners vital skills whilst also encouraging independent growth. We eagerly await the announcement of the next class and look forward the ALS department will organise next.
Franklin EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Engineering
“Being at Christ the King has been a great and immersive experience. CTK is a place for growth, discovery, and adapting to new challenges. I received a £15,000 Metric Capital scholarship to help me go on university to study Engineering.”
Jorge EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: Brunel University Course: 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.”
Joy EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Progressed to: Kingston University Course: BTEC Applied Science
“CTK offers good opportunities and a wide range of courses that I was very interested in. I have learnt excellent time management and determination through the support and advice of my teachers, this is what helped me to achieve my grades. ”
Chizoba EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* Progressed to: Aston University Course: BTEC Level 3 Business
“Studying at Christ The King has enabled me to become more independent as a person, as I was able to take on more responsibility for my own learning and acquire new skills such as my time management and organisational skills.”
Klaudija EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD Progressed to: University of Greenwich Course: BTEC Level 3 Health & Social Care
“The teachers at CTK are very talented, and they helped me to achieve my best. Everyone is always there to support you as a young individual in all possible areas. I recommend CTK because students always receive the support they need. There are many different activities and opportunities that students can get involved in and improve on a variety of skills.”