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HILDERSTONE MEMORIES – 1969

Anna Massagué, from Spain, talks about her happy memories of Hilderstone and Broadstairs in the late 1960s. October 1969. A shy au-pair living in Birchington-on-Sea and coming from Barcelona was standing and watching an unknown building. It was Hilderstone College. At that time, she didn’t know that she was going to spend there one of […]

IT’S DICKENS WEEK!

This weekend is a special one in Broadstairs – it’s Dickens Week! With the many connections between Broadstairs and the famous writer, Charles Dickens, the festival is one of our biggest annual events, and attracts visitors from all over the country (and even abroad!) Throughout the town, both outside and in local venues, there is […]

INCREDIBLE CASTLES

We are so very lucky to have so many beautiful castles within a short drive or train ride from Hilderstone. Some of them have the most beautiful gardens too, like Walmer Castle and Leeds Castle (not in Leeds – in Kent!). Without doubt, however, for Hilderstone students who are history lovers, the jewel of these […]

It’s official! We have some of the cleanest beaches in Britain

Blue Flag and Seaside Awards  Keep Britain Tidy has today announced the cleanest beaches in Britain for 2022 and Thanet has been awarded 7 International Blue Flags and 3 Seaside Awards – including our main Broadstairs beach, Viking Bay, just 10 minutes’ walk from Hilderstone College.

HILDERSTONE OUTREACH PROGRAMME

Teacher visit to school in the Netherlands Last week one of our amazing teachers, Angharad, travelled to a school in the Netherlands to teach English – the Hilderstone way! Here’s her account of her visit. My days with Jacobus Fruytier students in The Netherlands In April 2022 I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity […]

LOCAL RESIDENTS AND HILDERSTONE OFFER SUPPORT

Hilderstone College is extremely grateful for the way the local community has come together to help in this time of need. Broadstairs has a long tradition of welcoming, helping, and hosting international students – through Hilderstone and through our friends in the other language schools in the town. We have all welcomed students from the […]

Group visit to London

It was a beautiful sunny day for our recent trip to London with a group of students from Switzerland. Look at those clear blue skies! We hope they had a wonderful day and enjoyed their fortnight’s stay with us in beautiful Broadstairs.

BIG SKIES, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

Our Isle of Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’, and that’s partly why it has been popular with artists for centuries – the most famous being J.M.W. Turner, who spent much of his time in Margate and created several of his paintings and sketches in the area. Of course, our beautiful skies are available […]

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS BOARD

Do you like our STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS board? The teachers write up their students’ successes every week. Well done, everyone!

Canterbury – a city with everything!

One of our most popular excursions is to the nearby city of Canterbury , about 28 km from Hilderstone College. Our students can also go there independently, as it’s just 25 minutes by direct train. The first thing most visitors want to see is the world-famous cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral is particularly important in that it […]