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BIG SKIES, SUNRISES AND SUNSETS

Our Isle of Thanet is famous for its ‘big skies’, and that’s partly why it has been popular with artists for centuries – the most famous being J.M.W. Turner, who spent much of his time in Margate and created several of his paintings and sketches in the area. Of course, our beautiful skies are available […]

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS BOARD

Do you like our STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS board? The teachers write up their students’ successes every week. Well done, everyone!

Canterbury – a city with everything!

One of our most popular excursions is to the nearby city of Canterbury , about 28 km from Hilderstone College. Our students can also go there independently, as it’s just 25 minutes by direct train. The first thing most visitors want to see is the world-famous cathedral. Canterbury Cathedral is particularly important in that it […]

New partnership in Palestine

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to be part of the PRELIM 2 project and will be working in partnership with PATEFL in Palestine to raise teachers’ confidence in the English language classroom. PRELIM – The Partnered Remote Language Improvement project – is a joint initiative from British Council, IATEFL and […]

Hilderstone College’s Pandemic Story

Hilderstone College IS the students – without our students we can’t survive. There were definitely some concerns back in March 2020 with an unknown illness moving round the globe and our students away from their homes and families. Although sad to see them leaving, we were relieved when the last student made it safely back […]

Groups back at Hilderstone College!

This month, we were delighted to welcome our first group back to Hilderstone since the pandemic started. Our Spanish group of young adults from IMECAT enjoyed a packed itinerary of classes, excursions and activities, as you can see from the photos! It was wonderful to have such an enthusiastic and friendly group here after so […]

Deputy Director of Studies RACHEL CONNABEER talks about her experience of the College during Covid.

I’ve been Deputy Director of Studies since September 2019. It’s been a strange couple of years and I don’t feel like I’ve had a ‘normal’ term in all that time! Even though we’ve had smaller groups of students attending classes in person at the college because of travel restrictions, we’ve had a lot of online […]

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!

THE WHITE CLIFFS OF DOVER

The White Cliffs of Dover, about 40 minutes’ drive from Hilderstone College, are a paradise for keen walkers and nature lovers. The landscape is beautiful but windswept, and the trees lean at an extreme angle! Below you is the busy port of Dover, and you can watch the ferries coming in and out on their […]