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Category: Social Programme

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.

Student dance performance

Last night we were entertained by the wonderful dancing of students from the Duncan Centre Conservatory, Prague,who are studying English here again for the 3rd year! Here is a video of their performance, devised by the students themselves in just one day.

Student group visits to local businesses

Our student group from Italy, studying with us on a work preparation course, visited several local companies last week, including Discovery Park business centre, Waitrose supermarket and Barnsole Vineyard.  The students really enjoyed their visits and were very inspired by what they learned. A huge thank you to Think Big Tech, Dover District Chamber of […]

Chiara’s update: week 6

Hi! I am Chiara. This is my sixth week here and I am having a great experience. With Hilderstone College I have been on some excursions, and I really enjoyed those. Two weeks ago I went to Leeds Castle, a beautiful building with a big and lovely garden. Here there is a wide variety of […]

NEW: Hilderstone College promotional videos

We are delighted to announce the launch of two brand new Hilderstone College promotional videos (90-second montage and 3-minute video with student interviews and comments). The videos were filmed in Broadstairs this summer with the participation of staff and students. We hope you like them and welcome your comments! See the shorter, ‘montage’ video here. […]

SANDWICH: Historic charm

Sandwich is a charming town just 15 kilometres from Broadstairs. We often go here as part of a Friday afternoon visit, or you can easily reach it independently by train. It’s a small town but has some really interesting little shops and cafes, and it’s very pleasant to walk around the narrow streets with quirky […]

BRIGHTON: One of our favourite Saturday trips

Brighton is a fantastic destination for a day out, with its vibrant cultural mix and its varied arts and music scene. Here you will find modern shopping centres alongside unusual boutiques and small specialist shops in the old, historic lanes of the old town (known as ‘The Lanes’). Something you really should  see when you […]

HEVER CASTLE, Kent

Hever Castle is in our home county of Kent, about 80 miles/130 km from Broadstairs, so easy for a day out. The castle dates back 700 years in parts,and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII (He had six in total!). It has 125 acres of beautiful gardens, two […]