Unmistakably Maplesden

Over the last few weeks, with the support of Mid Kent College, Maidstone, we have run taster course sessions for some of our Year 10 students. The students have been able to visit the college to see for themselves the campus (and how much larger it seems than our school grounds) alongside taking part in workshops in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Travel and Tourism. The students had the opportunity to learn how to change a tyre, check the tyre pressure and change the spark plugs (some more successfully than others!).

The students who took part in the Travel and Tourism workshop got to experience what it’s really like as a Flight Attendant working on a flight simulator. The workshops were a real success, helping to break down the barriers for those students thinking about their next steps as they face Year 11. We would like to thank Mid Kent College for their continued support and for providing us with this opportunity.

(Unfortunately no trains were worked upon!)

If you attended the West Borough Transition Evening on the 4th June, here is the Maplesden presentation. If you require any more information at this stage, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

Click here for the link.

With the support of Sport England, The Mason Mile is returning to the Maidstone community to encourage families to get active together. On Sunday 9th June 2019, we will be kicking the summer events off at Mote Park and we would love it if you could join us. On the day there will be many interactive and fun activities for both adult and child, for example dog shows, wellbeing MOTs and smoothie bikes. This completely free event brings the community together to have fun and be active. The Mason Foundation are even offering the school with the most attendees a free £250 worth of sports equipment; all you have to do is turn up and enjoy the event!

View the Mason Mile Flyer

You can either register on the day or alternatively you can pre-register to save time on the day via this Facebook Post

 

The latest newsletter is now available to view here.

On Friday 8th March, 27 Performing Arts students visited The Excel Centre in London for ‘Move It 2019’.

Students were selected to attend the annually run trip, based on their excellent attitude and commitment in Performing Arts. We watched main stage performances, took part in dance classes, as well as discovering dance career opportunities.

It really was an inspiring day and I look forward to taking more students again next year!