Kings London students at Biggin Hill Airport
Students from Kings London, along with their English teacher Rosemary De Vos, recently visited London Biggin Hill airport, which is just outside Beckenham in Bromley. Today Biggin Hill is a busy commercial airport, but previously it was one of the UK’s most important RAF bases.
The students received a presentation from the Head of Communications, Simon Ames OBE (a former Royal Navy fighter pilot himself) about the history of the airport and the site’s modern day commercial role as a private airport.
The group was also able to squeeze in a quick view of the Hurricane and Spitfire aeroplanes that are on permanent display outside the RAF chapel before returning to the College.
Kings Boston student Diego, from Colombia, tells us about his experience volunteering for local arts festival, Outside the Box.
I am Diego from Colombia, I have been in Kings College Boston for 7 weeks and everything has been awesome, the teachers, my classmates all the people are so good. My classes are dynamic, the teachers always look for a way for everyone in the class to understand and all the topics that I have learned have been helping me in my every day life.
My English now is totally better than the day that I arrived. My experience in Kings Colleges has been helping me in my role as a volunteer in Boston Outside the Box. Outside the Box is a festival that involves music, theatre, dance, chefs and other kind of artists.
One of the things that I did as a volunteer was give information about what Outside the Box was in the train station. I never thought that I would be able to give information in English and especially in a train station where you have to talk fast and clear. Another good moment was when somebody asked me for an address and I could give the correct instructions. These things make me feel that I am really learning English in Kings Colleges.
On Friday 5th July, students from Foundation and A-level Physics groups at Kings London, along with Science tutors Peter Fyne and Roy Dixon, attended the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition in London.
They visited many different stands, including one where they learnt from a Physics PhD student at CERN ( the European Organization for Nuclear Research) about how the Atlas detector discovered the Higgs Boson.
Students were also able to view a portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, one of Britain’s most notable scientists and former President of the Royal Society.
Students from Kings London along with EAP tutors, Natalie Drake and Kathryn Richards went to Brighton for the day as part of their enrichment programme at the end of term.
Although the weather was quite windy, the students experienced a Great British tradition – fish and chips at the seaside! Students were eager to try this traditional dish which dates back to the 19th century.
Served with a slice of lemon and tartar sauce, students sampled different types of fish including cod and haddock, which are usually used to create one of Britain’s best-loved meals.
In May, students from Kings London went to Sainsbury’s supermarket in Beckenham to help customers to pack their shopping.
As always, the staff at the supermarket were welcoming and friendly, and loved to see our students helping to raise money for charity. Their aim was to raise money for a local mental health charity. After a day of bag-packing, students raised £164.55.
Well done to everyone who took part!