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RARE PINE MARTEN DISCOVERED IN BROADSTAIRS

Article from a local online newspaper Pine marten spotted in Broadstairs, Kent, hundreds of miles from typical Highlands habitat By: Lydia Chantler-Hicks lchantlerhicks@thekmgroup.co.uk Published: 13:49, 09 August 2021 Updated: 17:06, 09 August 2021 A pine marten – typically found in the Scottish Highlands – has been spotted in a Kent seaside town. The creatures are “incredibly rare” in England […]

DAY OF ACTION BY U.K. LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

On 19 July two Hilderstone College staff members, Melanie McLaren and Rianna Wright, went to London to participate in the Save UK ELT Day of Action.  It took place at Old Palace Yard in London.  The aims of the event were to call on our government to provide additional support to all English language schools […]

OUR CREATIVE STUDENTS

Hilderstone students are a creative bunch! In addition to academic essays and functional English, they can also produce some excellent poetry and stories. We love reading them, and thought you might too. We’ll add to this blog post as new pieces of writing come in, so keep checking!

Entering the UK during Covid – a student’s experience

Hilderstone College student De Sun Ryou speaks about his experience of entering the UK to study during this difficult time: passenger locator form, Covid-19 tests and quarantine.   It may seem daunting but De Sun explains the procedure is not too difficult, and help is always available. Click here to see what he has to say.

MORELLI’S

MORELLI’S ICE CREAM PARLOUR is located on the seafront in Broadstairs overlooking Viking Bay. It was founded in 1932 and is still in the Morelli family today. This parlour is a nostalgic step back in time with its furnishings and décor, juke box and seating booths.

HILDERSTONE 100 CHALLENGE – WHAT A FANTASTIC RESPONSE!

We would like to thank all those who walked, ran, cycled, skied or danced to take part in our Hilderstone 100 challenge – you have been incredible, and in fact the final total was over 300 km, with participants from over 15 countries and every continent! Hilderstone College has made a donation to Comic Relief […]

NORTH FORELAND LIGHTHOUSE

North Foreland Lighthouse, along the coast between Broadstairs and Margate, was built in 1691. It was first lit by fire in 1499! The lighthouse is probably one of the most photographed local landmarks in the Isle of Thanet.

CHARLES DICKENS PUB AND DINING ROOMS

The building is around 200 years old and in the late 1800s was an entertainment venue. From the early 1900s it had other uses (including a café) but has been a pub since the 1960s and is now named after a very famous visitor to Broadstairs!

Student PhD success story!

Meet Mine. Mine came to Hilderstone College in 2012 in order to improve her English so that she could take the IELTS exam. She was the writer’s first ever student at Hilderstone. She was enthusiastic and she worked hard. After two attempts, she got the grade she needed to do a Pre-Sessional Course at the […]

THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP, Broadstairs

Dating back to 1588 and close to the sea, The Old Curiosity Shop in our town of Broadstairs was connected with smuggling long ago, but is now a popular cafe and a popular subject for photographers! It is named after a novel by Charles Dickens, who spent a lot of time in Broadstairs. #HilderstoneExperience #hilderstone […]