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26/02/20

Thank you to for hosting us this evening. We enjoyed meeting Year 5 parents and children https://t.co/nBzmDxC053

26/02/20

Not long now until bookings close for our free Dementia Café event! Book your spaces soon before they’re all gone! https://t.co/lsctKuce8t https://t.co/2P9l8bG9Qt

23/02/20

Coffee, cake decorating and a clay workshop! Join us on March 6th for our second Dementia Café event! Click here to book your free place: https://t.co/lsctKuce8t https://t.co/3yle40gEKQ

21/02/20

When Park Life Digital launches on Monday 2 March, get ready to be a bit more interactive... https://t.co/9tg3weLWBS

20/02/20

Just over a week to go for our second Dementia Café event on March 6th! There are still places available. Click here to book your place: https://t.co/lsctKuce8t https://t.co/HiVfk8qlTy

18/02/20

If you're used to receiving Park Life Magazine through the post, then get ready for a little change, because on Monday 2 March, we're going Digital... https://t.co/GB7HdVYRJP

17/02/20

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Would you like to join our friendly team? We are looking for an IT Manager - you can find all the details here... https://t.co/NVtRnXZ34b

17/02/20

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Do you have experience in website content and social media? Come and join our team in this exciting term-time role! https://t.co/BviP2p3Z2c

17/02/20

Well done to all our Bronze Award winners last week - we hope you’re as proud of your achievements as we are. https://t.co/ZIVL61gMie

13/02/20

The launch date for issue one of Park Life Digital is Monday 2 March. The countdown has begun... https://t.co/vQTBBMSXx5

13/02/20

There are only a few seats remaining for tonight's performance of Legally Blonde, so book now to avoid disappointment! 01622 656161 https://t.co/09M8TzHhWZ

12/02/20

After a successful Christmas Party event, our sixth form Decaf (Dementia Café) team are organising another event on 6th March between 11am and 2pm, including a clay workshop. Book your free tickets now: https://t.co/lsctKuce8t https://t.co/BainWPzCKH

07/02/20

School music groups “The Chapters” and “Accord” have participated in Regional Festival this afternoon in Islington. Well done everyone! https://t.co/UINbvi41JA

07/02/20

6th Form students attended the Apprenticeship Fair at Mote Park this morning, hosted by . They engaged with local & national businesses, learning first-hand about the latest opportunities available.

06/02/20

Good evening, please would you call us tomorrow, or send us an email? We completely understand that some students’ journeys are inflexible owing to public transport so would like to discuss. Thank you.

06/02/20

Employers! Follow the hashtag between 12-2pm today and join in the conversation!

05/02/20

Follow the hashtag between 12-2pm today and join in the conversation!

05/02/20

Here's an apprenticeship focused parent/carer pack - just for you.  https://t.co/JGmTGBAQqI. Download the quick apprenticeship guide in 7 translated pages including Arabic, Latvian, Pashto, Romanian, Urdu, Polish and Punjabi https://t.co/HnpWHVQpY7

05/02/20

VP Alum, Sam Noakes, delivered a punchy year 10 assembly yesterday morning. Sam, a professional boxer, was recently signed by boxing promoter . He spoke about his at Valley Park and the importance of finding your passion and working hard to achieve it.

04/02/20

Our super stars, showing off how it’s done! https://t.co/QQnkbfsqGP

04/02/20

Opening night is only a week away for our latest production, Legally Blonde. Tickets are selling out... https://t.co/cHVTTvftDe

04/02/20

Year 7 students took part in the Kent Police ‘Is It Worth It?’ School Tour this morning to talk about online safety in a fun and interactive way. https://t.co/mTk15YGyfD https://t.co/4g2ZFpGTCp

04/02/20

Did you know, from April 2020, the National minimum wage for apprentices will rise from £3.90 to £4.20 but many employers will pay a lot more? Check out some of these amazing apprenticeship salaries: https://t.co/qKlPQ4OqpE

04/02/20

These five famous people studied an https://t.co/PfkG25QYkW

03/02/20

Thank you and we are excited to be getting started!

03/02/20

Want to attend an apprenticeship-related event locally and get connected to local employers? Discover opportunities and get involved: https://t.co/LCZs7vtmuA https://t.co/oA6r0IbTu2

03/02/20

Read about three who work for Kent County Council here: https://t.co/YILuUfx9XT

03/02/20

On 28 January, a group of Year 12 Psychology students went to the University of Kent to participate in a ‘Students as Researchers’ workshop with the School of https://t.co/0vk1zhjsMk https://t.co/cDgxTpPhy5

03/02/20

On 24 January, Psychology students had an inspiring talk from counsellor Janina Malyon. They saw how theoretical concepts are used beyond the classroom to support people with mental health disorders. https://t.co/M6v67RUZSJ https://t.co/gjzdPlZ8jz

03/02/20

An is real work (it’s certainly not just making tea), with the opportunity to gain qualifications up to degree level. Want to know what sectors you can undertake an apprenticeship in? You can find out here: https://t.co/5kD2hgLqQ7

03/02/20

Our scholars have turned their creativity into subject-specific works of art. We can’t wait to see the end results! https://t.co/ZN40s2eIYi

31/01/20

Fire up your career with thousands of employers offering apprenticeships right now https://t.co/ofGH2IK8rb https://t.co/MJa7J3vtiW

31/01/20

Next week Valley Park School are getting involved with , helping our students to . To start you off, you can find a quick-guide to apprenticeships here: https://t.co/RglK5D7T6k

30/01/20

Year 9 Health and Social Care students have been completing their “Baby Egg” project. Here’s a small selection of their antics. https://t.co/v9NaVaudwo

30/01/20

Our year 12 BTEC Diploma in Sport students were provided with an invaluable introduction into studying in a higher education environment last Friday, when they participated in a number of fitness tests at Canterbury Christchurch University... https://t.co/4r6lZ447qb https://t.co/3ARbePAhpj

29/01/20

With superb conduct throughout their mock exams since we returned in January, Year 11 started to unpick key revision points from the mocks on yesterday’s Focus Day https://t.co/cybSzah0Be

28/01/20

Another powerful day with - what an inspiring story https://t.co/ylC6qTbNkX

28/01/20

Maidstone Wind Symphony competition entries are coming along nicely https://t.co/z84pJxp4vT

28/01/20

Only two weeks to go until the first night of Legally Blonde. Tickets are selling out, so be sure to get yours! https://t.co/ejn0nYCULX

28/01/20

It takes so many different elements to make up a school, but our form tutors are vital. A survey of students last week told us that students feel their form tutors solve their daily problems. https://t.co/SFA2ysooSa

School of Rock

Valley Park's production of "School of Rock - The Musical"  was sold out and included standing ovations every night. Park Life asked two of the cast what it was like to be in Horace Green Preparatory School for a week...  

"Rosalie Mullins"

"I played Rosalie Mullins, Principal of Horace Green Preparatory School," said Ashleigh Smith. "She has a secret passion for all things music but confines it throughout her life. However, all that changes when she meets Dewey Finn." 

Ashleigh found the rehearsal process an eye-opening experience. "It was great to work with students my own age," she said, "but I was amazed by the amount of talent and energy brought to the production by the younger members of the cast."

Ashleigh was also surprised by how much stamina the show required. "We soon realised the level of support and teamwork we'd need throughout the run. Because of this, though, we managed to bond and share many laughs and make memories to look back on." 

Moving into production week was quite daunting. "It was my first main role in a school production," Ashleigh said. "We had to move the whole production from the rehearsal space to the stage, but once we saw the staging and the effects we could tell this was going to be one of the greatest experiences we could ever have been given!"

School of Rock is a production Ashleigh won't forget in a hurry. "It's been tiring but incredible," she said. "I've made a lot of new friends from different year groups and we now share so many collective memories!"

"Lawrence"

"As it was my first production, I wasn't too sure what to expect," said Tom Culver. "After I was told I had been cast as Lawrence, I felt exhilarated and half-petrified!" 

Playing Lawrence required Tom to play keyboard live on stage. 

"My part was great," Tom said, "because it combined my passion for playing and listening to music throughout the musical."

"The fact that it was a comedy makes it fun to rehearse and perform - it takes a large part of the pressure off you."

Tom found the whole process of putting on a production a positive one. "Everyone was smiling and the staff and crew supported us at all times," he said. "Without everyone's dedication, we would not have been able to pull off such a great production."

"It definitely boosted my confidence within the school and made it a much more comfortable and happy place for me to learn."