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Miori from Japan

I’m Miori. I’m from Japan. I’ve been here for 2 weeks. I’m having fun studying English at Hilderstone College. I’m always disappointed by my English skill, but I wouldn’t have this experience in Japan. So, I have to keep studying English everyday! Also, my dream was to study in England, so I’m really happy to be here! I can’t see views like this in Japan. I like walking around […]

Chiara’s update: week 6

Hi! I am Chiara. This is my sixth week here and I am having a great experience. With Hilderstone College I have been on some excursions, and I really enjoyed those. Two weeks ago I went to Leeds Castle, a beautiful building with a big and lovely garden. Here there is a wide variety of […]

TURNER CONTEMPORARY: A modern, calming art space by the sea.

Opened in 2011, and named after the famous artist who spent so much time in Margate, this light and airy gallery is a great place to visit in all weathers. It is free to enter (donation appreciated), and the main exhibition changes every few months. As well as the works of art on display, often […]

BRIGHTON: One of our favourite Saturday trips

Brighton is a fantastic destination for a day out, with its vibrant cultural mix and its varied arts and music scene. Here you will find modern shopping centres alongside unusual boutiques and small specialist shops in the old, historic lanes of the old town (known as ‘The Lanes’). Something you really should  see when you […]

HEVER CASTLE, Kent

Hever Castle is in our home county of Kent, about 80 miles/130 km from Broadstairs, so easy for a day out. The castle dates back 700 years in parts,and was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII (He had six in total!). It has 125 acres of beautiful gardens, two […]

CANTERBURY: An historic city just a short train ride away.

Canterbury is a fascinating city, with hundreds of years of history – in fact, it dates back to Roman times. The impressive cathedral has been a place of worship for more than 1,400 years, and is the ‘headquarters’ of the Anglican Church (The Archbishop of Canterbury is the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion). Pilgrims […]