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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 […]

SHOOTING STARS UNDERNEATH THE CHERRY TREE

A short story by Ulrike Eisner When Pizza woke up, he was alone. The sky was just starting to become bright, the colour had already changed to a light blue which reminded him of those sweet berries his mother had used to collect for him. He could hardly remember the taste on his tongue and […]

‘One of my best ideas in a long time’

We were delighted to receive this wonderful review by Yana, 16, from Russia. During the lessons she always smiled and had a great time. We really enjoyed teaching her. Perhaps this photo was taken when she realised she had no more classes… It was great to meet you Yana and we look forward to seeing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]