Creative Arts trip to Oxford

A-level Fine Art, Graphic Communication and Textiles students visited the beautiful university city of Oxford.  

Students were able to take in the architectural beauty of the city and visited the Pitt Rivers Museum which displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford.  Housing over 600,000 objects, photographs and manuscripts from almost every country in the world and from all period of human existence, the displays – showing over 55,000 artefacts – are organised by type, rather than geographical region or time period. This typological arrangement can function as a ‘democracy of things’ and encourage global cross-cultural reflection and celebration of human creativity and cultural diversity. 

A fantastic day was had by all and A-level Graphic Communication student Elienai Peprah remarked he was in awe of “The beauty of how artefacts can capture moments of human existence.”

Barclays Rise Programme 2019

The annual Barclays RISE Programme was recently launched by Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy, Yaa Ofori-Ansah and a number of their Barclays colleagues to CTK students.

Barclays RISE (Revealing the Industry to Secondary Education) is a mentoring programme, initiated by the Embrace Forum at Barclays and supported by local charity Urban Synergy. It was designed to engage, equip and encourage young people aged 16-18 with the skills and confidence they need to excel in their futures. The scheme was founded by former CTK student, Michael Lee, and fellow colleagues within the Barclays Graduate Scheme. They wanted to provide a platform where they could share their experiences whilst mentoring students who may have limited opportunities and insight into working in professional industries.

Each student on the programme was assigned a mentor and worked with other students through a four session programme.  The weekly sessions were split into two parts with the first part being an interactive presentation on the development topic of the week.  The second part was an opportunity for each mentee to have the chance to speak to and work with their mentor individually.

Following the successful completion of the mentoring programme there is also the opportunity for students to gain work experience with Barclays.

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