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Category: Social Programme

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

Sunsets, beautiful sunsets…

Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’ and in particular we have wonderful sunsets here, which have attracted artists to the local area for centuries. Here are just a few examples, taken by talented local photographer Richard Goldfinch. Why not come and see them for yourself?

Broadstairs and Thanet in pictures by local residents

We asked local residents to send us their favourite photos of the local area. We were inundated with pictures! Clearly Thanet residents are extremely proud of where they live, and rightly so. Here are just a selection. Thank you to everyone who contributed! If you have studied with us before, do you have any photos […]

Social programme still active – and safe!

We are still open at Hilderstone College, and while the safety of our students and staff is our priority, it’s also important to us that our students have an active social programme – both those in the college and those studying online! Our team have been working hard to create interesting activities, while maintaining safe […]

OUR WONDERFUL HOME, THE ISLE OF THANET – visitor numbers are going up yet again!

New figures published by Thanet District Council and Visit Kent show that the number of visitors to our beautiful region is continuing to rise. With the fast train from London taking as little as 80 minutes, it’s easier than ever to get here for a holiday, weekend trip or even just for the day. Visitors […]

Air travel project for students

Teacher Angharad’s upper-intermediate class – Ömer, Stella, Mohammed and Eythor – have been learning airline vocabulary, and reading amusing stories about events on aeroplanes. They have also researched and shared stories they have found on the internet. Ömer from Turkey, who is training to be a pilot, took these photos of the Isle of Thanet […]

Principal hits a peak!

Our Principal, Lee, is quite an action man when he’s not organizing us all at Hilderstone College! Here he is photographed recently on the edge of the glacier, after 1200m of climbing to finish at 2600m, at the Aletsch Half Marathon in Switzerland. Lee also cycles, and sometimes leads our students in cycling or circuit […]

Beautiful Thanet skies

Our local area, known as the Isle of Thanet, is famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets; the famous British artist, Turner, is quoted as saying that ‘the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe.’ Here are some stunning photographic examples, taken by our own Head of Marketing, Lynne Hoenes on her mobile […]

Student photo of Whitstable beach

This wonderful photograph was taken by one of our students, George (Jiajin Hou), from China, on a recent excursion to Whitstable. It’s a lovely coastal town famous for its seafood, especially oysters, and its artist studios, and it’s only about 30 minutes away by train or car. Look at that beautiful sky! Thanks, George.