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Category: Social Programme

PEGWELL BAY NATURE RESERVE

Pegwell nature reserve is a local beauty spot, about 8 km. from Hilderstone College. It’s a wonderful place for walkers, cyclists and nature enthusiasts, with beautiful wetland walks and a great ‘hide’, a special lookout hut for birdwatchers. It begins at the famous Viking boat, a replica of a re-constructed Viking Longship. The replica sailed […]

GROUP VISIT TO LONDON

Our new Spanish group from IMECAT started their week in the UK with a visit to London, led by Hilderstone tutor Ellie. It’s such a pity it was a rainy day, but it didn’t stop them enjoying themselves and doing lots of sightseeing!

BROADSTAIRS FOLK WEEK RETURNS!

Like a lot of festivals and events around the world, the annual Broadstairs Folk Festival was cancelled in 2020. However, last week it returned with a packed programme of live music, dancing, workshops, demonstrations and craft stalls. And the sun shone most of the time, too! Over the past 55 years, the festival has attracted […]

Czech dance academy supports the Hilderstone 100!

We were absolutely delighted to hear from the Duncan Centre dance academy in the Czech Republic about the wonderful effort their students – past and present – have made to contribute to our 100 km target in aid of Comic Relief. By walking, running or dancing, they have added at least 45 km to our […]

THE HILDERSTONE 100!

The miles are adding up, and we are getting closer and closer to our target of 100 global kilometres, to raise awareness and money for Comic Relief! Here are the walkers from around the world who have joined us so far….. Thank you to you all. Alex from Queensland, Australia: 2 km Marloes and Elmar […]

THE PALACE CINEMA

This character building is bigger inside than it looks from the outside! It has been a cinema since 1965 (although the building had several uses before that), and has had several changes of name and ownership. It only seats 111but it boasts the latest digital sound and projection technology, and is very popular with Hilderstone […]

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 […]

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