Kedst in Rome

On February, 3 staff and 25 students enjoyed a five day visit to Rome and Pompeii to enrich their understanding of Religious Studies, Classics and Art History. We had a jam-packed itinerary including an audience with Pope Francis inside the Vatican, exploring the religious, classical and artistic highlights of the Eternal City. The students were an absolute credit to the college; curious, positive and mature. Two students give their view below. Highlights of the trip can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/kedst_in_rome/ 'Many thanks to the teachers for giving me the opportunity to come on the trip! For the reasonable price we did absolutely loads, not only visiting The Colosseum and The Vatican, but also the many churches and other cultu...

Marvellous Madrid!

A group of 22 A Level Spanish students travelled with 3 members of staff to Madrid, Spain. There we enjoyed many opportunities to improve our Spanish, to learn more about Spanish culture, and to see in real life many of the aspects we cover in the course. On Saturday morning we had a guided tour spoken in Spanish around the city centre. Our tour guide, Ernesto, pointed out many of the main sites and interesting aspects of the architecture, reflecting Madrid’s rich and varied history over the past five hundred years. We walked from our hotel in Malasaña, through the gay district Chueca, where we learnt about what life was like for gay people during the Spanish dictatorship, and how it has changed since the transition to democracy to the Mad...

LIVE! Talks at Disneyland Paris

On 1 March Ajay and Claire took 21 Media studies, Business and French students (predominantly year 13) on a 3-night stay to Euro Disney. The main aim of the trip was to attend the 'Media LIVE!' and 'Business LIVE!' events which ran on Monday 2 March. Both conferences are specifically tailored around A level programs with speakers and topics which are relevant to the examination and careers in those industries. This year was no exception with a list of excellent and engaging speakers. For the other full day of the trip students ventured into Paris and experienced some of the culture of the city. French students also got a chance to practice their use of language. Staff and students enjoyed a boat trip on the Seine to see some of the beautifu...

Women's Volleyball Triumph!

The King Ed's women's volleyball team have triumphed in their latest match versus Barnet & Southgate, winning 3 - 1. The team, comprised of Jess Teague, Leah Morris, Alisa Smith, Emily Taylor, Beth Morris and Bernie Shrestha, are very proud to be going through to the semi-finals later this month. Team Captain Jess Teague says: 'We came to London thinking we wouldn't be able to make it to the final but due to the team's positive attitude and loud presence we managed to come out with a win! We won the first set 25-17 but then sadly lost the second set 20-25. Complacency had got the better of us, we seemed to have become too comfortable and consequently let the second set slide, but we realised what had happened and brought it back in th...

King Ed's Music Students Hit All the Right Notes!

King Ed's Music students have had a varied week, starting with a high-energy gig in the River Rooms on Monday 2 March at which Jazz Band The Wolf Within, Chuck and The Space delivered well-received sets. On Thursday 5 March the students delivered a very different evening of music. The venue was St Saviour's Church in Hagley, in which String Orchestra and Chamber Choir topped and tailed a programme of solo and chamber music. There was some fine pianistic talent on display as well as contributions from Ethan on Saxophone and Callum on Tuba, two of a number of students taking up Music college places in London next year. Several students doubled up as singers and instrumentalists, soloists and ensemble players to put together a very enjoyable ...

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