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08/08/20

Congratulations to you all - a massive achievement! 👏 https://t.co/GWd9iOaDjp

06/08/20

Looking for a soundtrack to your summer break? We present the Virtual Valley Park Live Lounge! https://t.co/TFLOJN17tm

03/08/20

If you’re joining our new Year 7 in September, it’s not too late to complete a Transition Workshop. Don’t forget to let us know how you get on! https://t.co/Rf2IIjDL6w

30/07/20

Retweeted From MTW NHS Recruitment and Apprenticeships

Aged 15-19 and in need of some careers guidance? are hosting a FREE VIRTUAL CAREERS FAIR this August! There will be exhibits by & ! Book here ⬇️ https://t.co/2FXfWkQyxf https://t.co/ugmrcfByFI

28/07/20

Retweeted From HeadStart Kent

If you are concerned about a young person’s mental health you can call the Single Point of Access (SPA) ON 0300 1234496. Mental health and emotional wellbeing services are open for children and young people. We are . https://t.co/PfeoNbMwBW https://t.co/l8iy5de1Sr

28/07/20

We are sorry to hear that. The link was in the last letter of term and the survey is now closed. However, if you email our Manager account we can send you the direct link via email.

24/07/20

Woody hopes you’re enjoying the summer break as much as he is... Thanks to everyone who has completed our end of term surveys, we will be using your responses to plan our future developments. https://t.co/PwZE66ugCs

23/07/20

Well done, Mia! What beautiful 🦋- drawn by hand and electronically. We hope you had fun with this https://t.co/aV8f0iTH2A

23/07/20

Miss Collins has been busy creating a display of Memory Boxes, based on an Art project from last term. What would you put in yours? https://t.co/MNINk01Pxj

22/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

🚨 Submissions for our virtual Open Mic close at midnight TONIGHT! 🚨 If you're a young musician looking to share your music with the world, visit our website now to submit your piece for our virtual festival: https://t.co/GN6Bz1JYGF https://t.co/8EaPJTEwkb

22/07/20

Don’t forget, our end of year survey for parents and carers closes tomorrow. Tell us how the year has been! https://t.co/lpXnENOcrW

21/07/20

Retweeted From Kent Music

Are you an intermediate DJ? Join Seb in our virtual masterclass on 30th July as he shows you how to create a mini-mix with 10 of your own tracks, and guides you through different DJ techniques! 🎚️🎧 There are only six places - claim your spot now here: https://t.co/QgrprDFGwU https://t.co/r14GVCcxsz

20/07/20

It sounds fabulous!

20/07/20

Inspired by our Live Lounge event last week? 🎵 🎶 🎵 Want some musical entertainment and challenge over the summer break? Why not join in Day and Night Virtual Festival? More details on this brilliant event at: https://t.co/DRqar0K4ps https://t.co/YbU4tZbBoG

18/07/20

Well done, Hannah. This looks absolutely delicious! 😋 https://t.co/jABW5hNAb5

18/07/20

Thank you! We’re very proud of the Virtual Choir - and this is beautiful!

17/07/20

Have a safe and happy summer everyone! https://t.co/LKgms09o5n

17/07/20

Retweeted From NHS England and NHS Improvement

Congratulations Sir ! It's a privilege to share this moment with you — and wonderful to see the recognition of your contribution to our country and . 🎖️ 💙 https://t.co/3XkiNu8pWJ

16/07/20

The Valley Park Virtual Choir have done it again! Here's their new video: https://t.co/mXaCZfZOcz - and if that isn't enough for you, tune in at 2pm when the VVP Live Lounge goes, well, live! https://t.co/vnaKbbcG4h https://t.co/3skjbCcz43

15/07/20

Retweeted From Speakers for Schools

It's time! Meet ÑO at 2pm TODAY. She will share her environmental engineer career and the kind of work she’s involved in with the company’s carbon ambitions. TUNE IN HERE NOW: https://t.co/EjfdpNzakm https://t.co/H6mAWKYRW9

15/07/20

There's a new computer science workshop on our Year 6 transition page. It shows you how to make a simple computer program. Have a go! https://t.co/8GstEnLJAT

15/07/20

Calling all students! Our end of year survey launches today - you have until the end of the day Friday to feed back to us on how this year has gone. Check your inbox for the link! 📝 https://t.co/igoGaj5NVs

13/07/20

The final blog of the [academic] year... https://t.co/2BB8hEG4En https://t.co/ulHMxaQpi2

13/07/20

It’s Sixth Form Induction this week! https://t.co/ZCmLPEBux5

12/07/20

This is really beautiful! Well done!

12/07/20

- What are you waiting for? https://t.co/Pc7g23XU1s

12/07/20

Some fascinating speakers coming up... https://t.co/dtm5pplB1A

12/07/20

Mr Moore, you know what to do if you have any leftovers, don’t you? Cannot wait to see all our students’ creations 😋 🍰 https://t.co/7Dv75X7dk1

11/07/20

- With 2 days to go, it's time for the classic double take... https://t.co/lwbaYM6m8i

10/07/20

It’s Race Night at Virtual VP! Can you believe that 7K has Usain Bolt running for them? Find out your form’s performance at https://t.co/SDoKnx3aH2 - good luck! 🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏃‍♀️ https://t.co/Tro0NOi2uP

10/07/20

- is Mr Fuller singing? https://t.co/fJhb0F8zqN

09/07/20

Retweeted From Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society's programme aims to change the way we think, act and talk about dementia, to make the world a dementia-friendly place for people affected by the condition. Visit https://t.co/LGXii0Oqxi to become a today! https://t.co/7Z5gvhZGdV

09/07/20

Good luck, Year 6!

09/07/20

Well done, Hannah, this looks just the thing for the end of long day! 👍 https://t.co/tB0fpoVQmA

09/07/20

- Mr Sargent is retaining his cool... https://t.co/d6peLlzLd9

08/07/20

5 days to go and Mr Smith is losing it... https://t.co/chmH8lWlhi

08/07/20

On Friday 10 July at 10am, the Prime Minister will be giving an address to all school leavers which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube. https://t.co/xI2XfgzFmF

08/07/20

Are you in Year 12 and applying to become a prefect? We are looking forward to reading your application... 🤞 https://t.co/w0AwOWpdeH

07/07/20

Thank you! 😊 This was such a lovely project!

07/07/20

Back in the Easter break, Keyworker Hub children worked with Ms Collins to create forget-me-not mementoes of this unique time. Now they have been turned into a commemorative display - how beautiful these ceramics look! https://t.co/Ull0wy7PG5

Sunset Boulevard

When Valley Park put on Sunset Boulevard, the cast had a few extra challenges...

"Norma Desmond"

Hannah daly'In Sunset Boulevard I played Norma Desmond,' said Hannah Daly. 'I had a lot of dramatic costume changes throughout the show. Overall, I had seven quick changes to cope with, whereas in previous shows I had a maximum of two! '

'Making sure I was on stage on time and in costume was quite overwhelming, but the audience’s reaction to them was priceless.' 

'In the final scene, Norma surprises the audience by pulling out a revolver and shooting Joe three times. The reaction every night was fantastic. I could hear the loud gasps of everyone in the audience, shocked by what's happened.Getting that reaction from each audience in turn made all our hard work worthwhile.' 

'We also filmed some other sequences that were shown at key moments of the production. For the scene where Norma takes Joe for a ride to Paramount studios in her old car, we used a real 1950s car and were in full costume.' 

'We also used the stage for filming split screen sequences during the car chase. We captured shots of Norma putting on her famous red lipstick, interacting with her butler Max and reading her 'fan' letters. '

'Filming these clips gave me extra insight into my character's motivations.'

"Joe Gillis"

Morgan Brown 1'Sunset Boulevard has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at my time in school,' said Morgan Brown. 'When we filmed the footage of the car chase scene with the green screen, I remember feeling exhilarated at being in the driving seat of such a beautiful vintage car. It felt as if we were filming for a major movie!' 

'But I don’t think anything gave me a bigger thrill than falling into a freezing pool each night! The rush that you get is shocking (and extremely wet!), but when all is said and done, I’m glad that I did it because it helped me get out of my fear of cold water!'

'I’m relieved to know that nobody took it to heart when I soaked the whole right hand side of the audience, but it happened at the best time because it cooled me down after moving around so much on stage!'

'But I'm most thankful for the increased confidence I've gained from playing the lead role. Playing such a complex character in quite a complicated musical was a challenge: I knew I'd find it hard - at first - to understand the story but I worked my way through the script and figured out how Joe would feel and react in each scene and how his relationships with other characters grew or shattered'. 

'I’m insanely thankful for the chance I had been given to play the role of Joe Gillis because this is what I love doing; I love being on stage and playing a character and making the audience believe in the story that is being told and seeing if I’m any good at doing that.'

"Max Von Mayerling"

Kyle Siwek 1'Prior to production week, a number of scenes had to be filmed both on and off the set to allow continuity of the story for the audience,' explained Kyle Siwek, 'including a scene where Norma and Joe travel to the studio in a car, and a scene filmed on stage where Norma is seen prior to the initial arrival of Joe.' 

'The scene with the car was the most interesting to film; it involved the three of us travelling to Biddenden to film with a vintage Rolls Royce. As the musical is set in Southern California, we had to take many shots from specific angles to avoid the oast house from appearing in the background!' 

'We also had difficulty filming some of the scenes where I enter the car, as I struggled to get into the seat seamlessly because of my height!'

'The scenes on the stage were much easier to film, although the three of us struggled in some shots as we had only seen the set for the first time the day before filming!'

The Sunset Boulevard Showbook

Cast members were able to obtain a hardback copy of this showbook, which tells the story of Sunset Boulevard with photos taken from the dress rehearsal of the show.