Damien is one of our extremely talented musicians, and it is always a delight to hear him play. He is often to be found practising late into the evening within the peaceful atmosphere of our beautiful chapel. We are all really looking forward to his solo performance at the St Edmund’s Gala Concert in Canterbury Cathedral on Thursday. Good luck, Damien.
15th March 2017
A night at the theatre
School House went to see the evening performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. This is what the boarders thought of it.
“The best show I have seen at the Marlowe.” ***** Jewels Hall
“A good plot twist.” **** Kristina Rai
“Very loud.” ***** Hasina Thapa Magar
9 March 2017
The use of the AstroTurf pitch on Sunday afternoons is becoming increasingly popular now the weather is warmer and yesterday the boarders organised a ‘friendly’ game of football – it was good to see some girls joining in too!
6 March 2017
At the seaside
Taking advantage of moments of spring sunshine by going to the beach at Herne Bay for mini golf, paddling in the sea followed by ice creams and hot chocolate.
4 March 2017
On Sunday there was a boarders’ trip to the Gulbenkian Theatre at the University of Kent to watch student performances about the Nepalese community. A most interesting and eye-opening afternoon of drama showing the culture and traditions of Nepal.
2 March 2017
On Saturday the Junior School boarders were taken to Revolution Skate Park and Climbing Centre. Led by the centre’s instructors the group had the opportunity to take part in bouldering. This is a type of rock climbing that is stripped down to its raw essentials. Leaving behind ropes and harnesses, the boarders challenge was to climb a short but tricky bouldering “problems” (a route, or sequence of moves) using balance, technique, strength, and their brains. They were also given the chance to strap on a harness and climb a 15 meter wall. The boarders loved the physical challenge and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon.
28 February 2017
Skiing – in Kent
Dr Sotillo and some of our boarders spent Sunday afternoon on the dry ski slopes at Chatham. In addition to the skiing they were able to enjoy the longest tobogganing run in the UK, corkscrewing all the way down. All good fun and hot chocolate on the way back (of course!).
27 February 2017
Saturday trip to Espressions
On Saturday a small group of boarders set off into town for a session at the craft centre ‘Espression’ for a bit of pottery painting. Everyone was given a plain mug to paint and within minutes was furiously designing and sketching ideas for their mugs. It was incredible to see with how much care and focus everyone worked, a big well done to everyone, it was a very enjoyable morning. How very special the next mug of hot chocolate will taste!
25 February 2017
Chinese New Year Celebrations
St Ed’s boarders had a party to celebrate the incoming Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rooster. Dumplings and Karaoke and a wonderful Chinese meal provided by our catering staff.
30 January 2017
The boarders enjoyed a delicious chocolate cake made by the girls to celebrate Hamza reaching 18 years of age.