Category: Events and Trips

We are pleased to announce that Canterbury House has organised a clothes & shoe collection with www.Bag2School.com  in order to raise funds for reading books for our Tutor Reading Programme.

Bag2School is the UK’s leading textile recycler and fundraiser working with schools, and since its inception in 1999 it has now paid out over £48 million.

As well as raising vitally needed funds for education, it also helps the environment by helping to divert unwanted textiles away from landfill. A recent DEFRA report has shown that textile collection schemes are helping to reduce the volume of textiles discarded as municipal solid waste. However, it is a fact that as a nation we still send 350,000 tonnes of textiles to landfill every year.

By getting involved in our Bag2School collection, you have an opportunity to sort through your cupboards and wardrobes and donate unwanted textiles – this can include adults’ and children’s clothes, shoes (tied together please), hats, belts, handbags and soft toys. In addition to raising much needed funds it will also raise awareness amongst our students of the benefits of recycling and reuse.

Please send students into school with items in bin liners or drop the items into the Bags2School bags instead at the front gates. The bags need to be left at the main gates where students enter school. You will be able to do this from 26th June up until 15th July.

Bag2School will be collecting from Christ the King on Tuesday 16th July – Our Mission Day.

Please bring your bag (or bags!) and help us have a really good collection.

In March, a group of Year 10 design students were shortlisted to the Top 10 out of 16,000 entries for Design Ventura – a design and enterprise challenge supported by industry professionals and led by the Design Museum.

Students headed to Winchester House in London to pitch their idea to a panel of judges. They had developed “Road to Go” – a bag with a twist! Intended for families on the go, combining their child’s favourite toy with a versatile backdrop in one easy package.

Students were invited back to the Design Museum in London for the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 25th April.

We’re extremely proud to announced that CTK came 4th overall, winning a commendation for the “Most Market Ready Product.” Their product is now on display in the Design Museum and will be there for 3 months.

Congratulations to them for all of their hard work, and thank you to our staff who supported the students throughout the competition.

Photography Credit: Design Ventura Programme and Photographer Richard Heald

Y10 Biology students held a science fair this week to show their project work about the DNA molecule. Students were challenged to produce a model, a poster and find a piece of scripture to celebrate the awe and wonder of this area of molecular biology.

Some students used only recycled materials to ensure their models were eco-friendly and all students included A Level Biology content in their posters.

Students presented their work to their peers, all were confident and could use the higher level terminology to explain the new knowledge acquired.

As you can see they have all excelled themselves. Thank you to all the students, parents and carers who supported the event and also to the staff who took time out of their busy day to come and look at the projects.

Next week, we will be holding a series of Open Morning at CtK, which will provide parents, carers and students the opportunity to see our school at work and see the typical learning experienced by our students.

The open mornings will start at 9.10am and comprise of a tour of the school as well as the opportunity to ask questions and should last approximately one hour.

Our Partner Primary schools are invited to attend their open mornings on the following days –

Holy Cross and St. Margaret Clitherow – Monday 25th September
Sacred Heart – Tuesday 26th September
The Good Shepherd – Wednesday 27th September

We welcome all other primary schools on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September.

To book your space, please contact 0115 9556262.

CTK Sports Day will be held on the 18th July – a time for students to showcase their athletic prowess and team spirit, and for the school to get together for a day of friendly competition. With field events in the morning, and track events in the afternoon, it’s sure to be an exciting day!

Here’s a sneak peak of Isaac Lee, a Year 8 Music Student, practicing for the IYASummerFest23: Music Showcase at the Old Library in Mansfield.

Isaac and 4 other drummers, led by our drum kit teacher Andrew Moore, are thoroughly enjoying their rehearsals. The skill involved to perform with 4 other drummers is huge, particularly the timing, communication and accuracy of rhythm.

You can get your tickets here – https://www.inspireculture.org.uk/…/iyasummerfest23…/ – it’s sure to be a fantastic night!

To celebrate and mark the five years that the ‘Class of 2023’ have spent at Christ the King school, we’ve invited our Year 11 Students to Prom!

The event will be held on Monday 26th June 2023, at Goosedale Events, Goosedale Lane Papplewick, Nottingham NG6 8UJ (8UN for SatNavs).

It will include a red carpet arrival, buffet meal, a disco with DJ, security and a photographer.

Arrival time will be from 6.30pm (to have photos taken) for a 7.00pm start where students will be expected to remain sitting through the meal.

The evening is planned to finish at 10.45pm, where parents are responsible for their child’s prompt collection from the front of the venue.

For more details of the venue, click here.

Students who volunteer with Culture Club are organising a week of activities to celebrate the diversity of cultures within our community. They will be seeking support from students, staff and parents with this.

During the week beginning 22nd May they will be leading on a different activity each day to encourage us to learn more about each other’s cultural backgrounds. The week will include Acts of Worship, lesson activities, sharing cultural foods and many more activities. The week will finish with students and staff being invited to dress for school in clothes that represent their culture.

Students will be told more about this during form notices. If students would like to support the event they should speak to Mrs Nicolson and the Culture Club about the different ways that they can get involved.

During the last few surveys completed by students and parents, there has been a great demand for the introduction of the Duke of Edinburgh Award at CTK.

Last term we appointed Mr Josh Hudson as our DofE Co-ordinator. He is very excited to begin the preparation work for this.

We will be offering this opportunity to our students from September 2023. If your child is interested in getting involved or finding out more then they should email DofE@christtheking.notts.sch.uk to express their interest.

SEND Afternoon Tea

On Wednesday 8th March 2023 the Inclusion Team will be hosting an afternoon tea for the parents of students who have special educational needs from 2:00pm – 4:15pm.

Feel free to drop in for a cup of tea or a slice of cake and the opportunity to see our SEND department and staff.

At 2:15pm and 3:15pm, Danielle Eddyshaw, our Inclusion Manager, will give a brief overview of the Inclusion Department and the purpose of the afternoon tea which will happen each term. Please email Katie Hoole if you would like to book a place khoole@christtheking.notts.sch.uk.

Starting from Wednesday 1st March, the Inclusion Team will be offering SEND surgeries for parents to discuss any concerns that may have regarding their child having special educational needs. Appointments will be available every Wednesday between 3pm-4:30pm. Please book your initial appointment with Katie Hoole Khoole@christtheking.notts.sch.uk

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Sarah Purdie and Trudy Carlisle as our Lead Teaching Assistants. They will continue to develop our provision and curriculum in supporting our students with special educational needs.

Following 3 years of hard work, our Year 11’s have successfully been awarded their bronze and silver ASDAN Award and are on track to achieving their gold award. These students will also be part of hosting the afternoon tea.

LRC Book Amnesty

LRC Book Amnesty 📚 Please check at home and in your school bags and return ALL library books to the LRC. There are no sanctions for overdue books.