Please be aware that St Helen’s Road will close to traffic from 7am on Monday, October 9 and is scheduled to reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 1. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day during this time, with a diversion in place via Elphinstone Road, The Ridge, Junction Road and Sedlescombe Road North in both directions. Further information can be found on the East Sussex Highways website.
A Dazzling Affair at the Prom
A bright Thursday evening saw a dazzling parade of Helenswood and ARK William Parker students gathering at the ARK William Parker Academy Main Hall to celebrate the end of their exams and the commencement of their onward journey.
Thanks to the extremely hard work of the Prom committee, Julia Beaney, Helen Phillips and the countless members of operational staff, the evening was second to none. The venue was glittering, lively and exciting.
The stunning young women and handsome young men arrived in classic and innovative modes of transport. These ranged from an Aston Martin DB7, Bentley, Ferrari and countless convertibles to a motorcycle trike and a unique modified pink 101 Army truck equipped with sound systems, red carpet and a personal chauffeur.
The evening was a great success as thoughts of exams and five years of hard work faded away in a whirl of dancing and music. Gourmet burgers, pizza and chips, chicken goujons, delicious desserts together with a 5 tier chocolate fountain were enjoyed by all. The highlight was an amazing firework display watched by all the guests before they headed back inside for their final dances.
Mr Olorunda, Head of Year 11 and Assistant Principal at ARK William Parker Academy said “I wish the entire year group well and the best of luck with their futures. I hope they will continue to work hard and follow their dreams”. He continued, “This has been one of the hardest and most emotional things I have ever had to do, saying goodbye to my boys after 5 wonderful years.”
Mrs Monk, Principal of Helenswood Academy added: ‘It is always a delight celebrating the last five years of life at Helenswood with all of the girls and we wish them every success in their next steps towards the university or career of their choice!’