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Bromely Times 

Youngsters from the Christ the King campus in Chislehurst Road joined pupils from the school's two other sites in supporting their local communities.

They all gave the hours as part of an Acts of Charity day.

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Some of the activities included helping to feed the homeless at Brixton soup kitchen, taking part in the Pay it Forward initiative, and helping to support the homeless at Second Shot Coffee in Bethnal Green.

They also provided assistance at food banks in Greenwich, Eltham and Lewisham and visited a care home in Deptford.

Students also worked in The Charity Shop in Sidcup which raises funds for the Canterbury Oast Trust, supporting people with learning disabilities in education and work.

Although the initiative is called Acts of Charity, it is not only about charity work.

Christ the King students also get involved in community work. They have taken part in litter collections in local parks, worked in care homes and primary schools and got involved in recruiting new shops to join Lewisham's water bottle refilling scheme, which allows people to refill plastic water bottles on their premises to reduce plastic waste.

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Co-Collegiate principal Rob McAuliffe said: "At Christ the King we aim for all of our students to develop into young people that will go on to make a positive contribution to society, and the charity and community work is an important part of this.

"Helping the local community helps our students to make a positive contribution to the area they live and study in."

The school said those students who take part in community initiatives find it really rewarding, as well as helping to build confidence, team work, and leadership skills, which they will use to help them as they progress to university or employment.

https://www.bromleytimes.co.uk/news/sidcup-students-do-voluntary-work-1-6148931

FE News

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https://www.fenews.co.uk/press-releases/29342-minister-visits-christ-the-king-sixth-form-college-to-learn-of-centres-for-excellence-in-maths-progress-3

London News Online

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https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/jack-petchey-foundation-achievement-award/

 

Future Mag

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https://www.future-mag.co.uk/news/2019/2/1/ctk

FE News

FENews

https://www.fenews.co.uk/press-releases/25432-film-industry-crying-out-for-behind-the-camera-talent-top-producer-tells-students

The Voice

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 http://voice-online.co.uk/article/young-mayor-candidate-wants-improve-south-london

 

London News Online

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https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/alone-and-in-care-at-16-to-top-grades-and-university-sri-lankan-students-hard-work-pays-off/

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https://www.tes.com/news/wilshaw-fe-sixth-forms-outperform-schools?amp&__twitter_impression=true

London News Online

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https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/sixth-forms-being-squeezed-by-government-policy-says-former-chief-inspector/

The Voice

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http://voice-online.co.uk/career-education-article/christ-king-sixth-form-celebrates-student-successes

Southwark News

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https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/first-class-student-from-peckham-gets-top-finance-job/#.W3vMmem-U6o.facebook

The Tablet

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https://www.thetablet.co.uk/news/9578/catholic-schools-celebrate-new-a-level-success

The Guardian

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Independant Catholic News (ICN)

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https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/35249

 

BBC News

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-44525718

 

Collegiate Principal Dr Jane Overbury OBE is a respected commentator on the education of 16-18s and the Further Education sector in general.

The Times

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http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/teachers-adopt-private-school-rigour-for-brightest-state-pupils-lzrpb9fdf

Times Educational Supplement (TES)

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https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/welcome-college-where-learning-never-stops

The Guardian

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https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/dec/01/what-can-state-schools-learn-from-eton

FE Week

A profile of Dr Overbury
http://feweek.co.uk/2014/01/24/jane-overbury-her-story/

 

The Tablet

Dr Overbury comments on funding cuts to the FE sector

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The Tablet

Dr Overbury says the hidden costs of education are a barrier to learning.


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Times Educational Supplement

Dr Overbury explains how the College is able to fund a generous package of free resources for its students.
https://www.tes.com/news/tes-magazine/tes-magazine/leadership

Spectator Schools

Dr Overbury and Dr S. Sing discuss the launch of Christ the King's excellent LSEF project, a collaborative venture which brings independent and state schools together to share good educational practice.

 

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Educational blogger and College Principal Eddie Playfair

Eddie Playfair, Principal of Newham Sixth Form College and prominent educational commentator, praises Christ the King SFC for developing innovative and transferable approaches to learning through the LSEF project. In his blog, he describes Christ the King as a "great example of a Sixth Form College which has played a positive and leading role in post-16 developments."  Read the full blog here.

Our outstanding examination results, our students, and our activities also attract media coverage.


The Voice

A lovely profile of Sarah Oluwapelumi Babs-Apata, now studying Civil Engineering with Architecture at Leeds University after achieving a triple-starred distinction in her engineering BTEC.
http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/i-did-btec-%E2%80%93-now-i%E2%80%99m-heading-russell-group-uni

 

The Guardian

One of our enterprising students argues that university isn’t necessarily the right option for everyone.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/aug/17/teenagers-not-going-to-university-fees-debt

Some lovely pictures of our students collecting and celebrating their results from the College.

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Newsshopper

Our outstanding 2015 examination results and a great picture of our delighted students. 
http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/13593493.A_level_results_day__News_and_pictures/

 

Bexley Times

The US Ambassador to the UK visited the College for a discussion with students was reported in local media.
http://www.bexleytimes.co.uk/news/us_ambassador_pays_visit_to_sixth_form_college_in_sidcup_1_4255649

What Uni

Two feature case-studies on the BTEC Diploma at Christ the King. One of our exceptional BTEC Engineering students joins the Head of Engineering, Mr P. Ryan, to discuss the many opportunities, benefits and progression routes of BTEC study. 

http://www.whatuni.com/advice/choosing-a-course/should-i-study-an-engineering-btec/58050/ 

To arrange an interview with Dr Overbury, and for student case studies, email susan@empra.com or phone 07739 364899.