Virtual Future – Deptford
Students visit the Vertical Future Farm
The students went on a trip to Deptford’s new Virtual Future Hydroponics Vertical Farm, they had a really good day and were able to observe how technology can be used to grow herb crops and other edible plants simply using different wavelengths of light and nutrient based water to spray the aerated exposed roots of the plants therefore no soil is used.
The students were able to use the visit as an information gathering opportunity as well as take pictures to complete an assignment that was based on designing a greenhouse to grow a genetically modified crop.
The visit included interactive lectures of 2 different topics i.e photosynthesis and Genetic engineering as well as a demo of how ICT systems. are used to control the Green house environment for maximal growth yields. It was an excellent visit overall and highly beneficial for the students to see the application of science in a vocational setting.
Franklin EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*DD 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 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.”
Amal EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* Course: BTEC Applied Science
“I really enjoyed my science lessons at CTK. Every week we completed practical activities that helped with my learning and build up my practical skills. My teacher helped prepare me for my interview at Queen Mary University. I am so excited to go and study there. My study tip is -Stay focused, work hard!”
Chizoba EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D* 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.”
Rukaya EMMANUEL Grades achieved: D*D*D Course: 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.”