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This week’s Friday afternoon trip is to DOVER CASTLE, about 40 minutes from Broadstairs by coach. Dover Castle, ONLY 40 minutes by road from Broadstairs, is a magnificent medieval castle positioned on the famous White Cliffs of Dover, and overlooking the Channel towards France. It was founded in the 11th century and has been described […]

Week commencing 5 March 2018 – -ED/-ING QUIZ

This week we’re looking at -ed and -ing adjectives – for example, ‘bored’ and ‘boring’. We use the -ed ending to describe how someone or something is feeling. We use the -ing ending to describe the person or thing that makes us feel that way! Example: ‘This lesson is boring.’ ‘I’m bored with this lesson.’ […]

Week commencing Monday 26th February: SOUNDS AND SPELLING Quiz

This week we’re looking at spelling and pronunciation. This can be a big problem when you’re learning English! Often two words include the same combination of letters but are pronounced in very different ways. Sometimes they look very different, but are pronounced in a similar way. It can be confusing! Try these two exercises. _____________________________________________________________________ […]

Week commencing Monday 19th February: UK QUIZ

Something a bit different this week… a UK quiz! Can you answer the following questions? 1) What is the capital city of Wales? 2) What is the official address of the Prime Minister? 3) What is the telephone number for the emergency services? 4) What is the second biggest city in England (after London)? 5) […]


Crampton Tower is a friendly museum full of colour and movement, celebrating the life and work of a Victorian engineer, transport and local history. It is partly housed in a flint tower, just a short walk from Hilderstone College and opposite the Broadstairs Railway Station. The tower formed part of the first Broadstairs public water […]

THE SHELL GROTTO – a fascinating place to visit

There are plenty of great places to visit in and around Broadstairs, just a short walk or bus ride from the College. One of these is the fascinating Shell Grotto in Margate, which is an ornate subterranean passageway. Almost all the surface area of the walls and roof is covered in mosaics created entirely of […]

LYNNE HOENES: Head of Marketing

Hello, my name is Lynne Hoenes. I first came to Hilderstone in 1999 as Marketing Assistant and now I am Head of Marketing. I work closely with the Principal to plan and oversee all of our marketing activity. An important part of my role is to liaise with Educational Tour Operators who recruit students from […]