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What's going on at Villiers Park?

This week we have an Art and Design residential at our Cambridge Centre. Students are exploring the theme of Minerals; they have workshops on where artists get their inspiration from, techniques, sources and research. The students then explore the theme freely and design 1D/2D/3D art work for an exhibition held at the end of the week. They will also enjoy a trip to Tate Modern and Hayward Gallery.

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.

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Villiers Park Educational Trust Launches Education Blog

We have been developing and running innovative educational programmes with considerable success for over 45 years. We have created an education blog to share our expertise.

Our third blog 'How Can Schools Help Bring About an Improvement in Social Mobility?' provides eight ideas on how schools and colleges can help students from disadvantaged backgrounds to fulfil their potential. It also provides readers with an opportunity to sign up to receive notification of our latest post.