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What I love about Broadstairs

by Tiago Pinheiro Tiago studied at Hilderstone College thirty years ago, yet he still has treasured memories of his time here, as you will see! I first visited Broadstairs in January 1991. I stayed for a month while studying at Hilderstone College. I was obviously mesmerised by the architecture and the beautiful beaches. But there […]

A month in Broadstairs

By JAN KUSÁK from the Czech Republic As you’d expect, it’s a lot quieter at Hilderstone College this year due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. However, the Hilderstone team (and our industry as a whole) are doing everything possible to offer students a really positive experience of their time in the UK. What’s more, if you […]

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!

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!

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 […]

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 […]