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Congratulations to Dr Richard Barnes (trustee) for being awarded a Cambridge University Students' Union Teaching Award for his outstanding contribution to education http://www.cusu.co.uk/articles/teaching-awards-ceremony

Wishing all our students, Scholars and alumni a happy and relaxing summer break.

As the country marks the centenary of the First World War we felt it appropriate to share a few stories with you, month by month, from September 1914 to 1918. Find out what our alumni were doing one hundred years ago by clicking on the 'View all news' button on the right hand side of this page.

News and Views

Scholars Rewarded for Another Successful Year

Villiers Park Educational Trust has recently held two Evenings of Celebration, one in Swindon, the other in Hastings & Bexhill, which marked the graduation of the third intake of Year 10 students onto the Scholars Programme in 2011. The events included the presentation of 190 Gold Standards and the eight winners of the Mike Baker Scholar of the Year Awards and were a very proud moment for the Scholars, their families, their schools and also for the Villiers Park Team.

To find out more about these events please click on the 'News and Views' above - or the relevant news item on the right hand side of this page.