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Author: Samantha Grant

THE LOOK OUT HOUSE AND STORES

It is thought that this building dates back to around 1700. It is called the Look Out House and Stores but it was also known as the Boathouse because it was the life-boat station and harbour master’s office between 1869 to 1912. During that time 275 lives were saved from shipwrecks by the brave life-boat […]

ONLINE COURSE REVIEW: ‘I really enjoyed the language course.’

Christina, from Germany, recently participated in an online course focusing on Academic English, with other university students. Here’s what she had to say about her Hilderstone experience. I took part in a 3-week online course at Hilderstone College in September 2020. I felt a bit suspicious before because the course had to be online, but […]

December social programme is a big success!

While taking all necessary precautions because of Covid-19, our social team have come up with some wonderful activities for these difficult months. Here are some of them! MINCE PIE NIGHT Our students really enjoyed making these traditional Christmas sweet treats, and don’t they look rightly proud of the results! CHRISTMAS CARD EVENING This was an […]

See the seals in Thanet!

We are very lucky to have a seal colony in our area, and it’s a popular short trip from our neighbouring town of Ramsgate. Within half-an-hour of leaving Ramsgate harbour, the boat stops near the coast and you can see seals, of all different colours and sizes, lying sleepily on the shore or swimming and […]

My Experiences at Hilderstone College and Broadstairs

Guy, from Switzerland, has been with us for a total of 8 weeks. Here is what he has to say about his Hilderstone Experience! Initially I never intended to come to Broadstairs to attend an English course at Hilderstone College. I spent 3 weeks on a farm further north in the UK, in the county […]

“I think this experience here at Hilderstone is going to be the best memory of my life.”

Insun, from South Korea, is staying at Hilderstone for at least six months, so really has an opportunity to get to know the College and our home town of Broadstairs. Here’s what she has to say about her experience so far… I came to England in January to learn English at a different school. I […]

WINTER BY THE SEA

It was sunny but very windy in Thanet earlier this week! Here are some amazing photos of the waves crashing against Broadstairs esplanade. Photos by kind permission of Richard Goldfinch. #HilderstoneExperience#hilderstone#visitthanet#richardgoldfinchphotography

Ramsgate Harbour Christmas lights

Every Christmas, our neighbouring town of Ramsgate creates a fantasy of festive lights around its amazing harbour. It’s absolutely magical! Photos by Larry Muckleston