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Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Walpole Carnations go ahead virtually

Category: Events, News

Every year, carnation fever grips the King’s community ahead of Valentine’s Day. Walpole House takes thousands of orders and delivers personal messages across the school, and this year is no different, with carnations being emailed out in a virtual reimagining of the tradition.  Carnations aren’t just about sending anonymous messages to a secret crush. It’s More »

The Carnival of Animals

Category: Events, News, The Arts

The talented Kanneh-Mason siblings are set to release their debut album, ‘Carnival of the Animals’ in November. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios the release includes new poems by Michael Morpurgo OKS to accompany French composer Saint-Saëns much loved musical suite ‘Carnival of the Animals’. The poems are read by the author himself, joined by Academy More »

Malthouse set to host GB vs Hungary exhibition fencing match

Category: Events, News, Sports

World Cup and Commonwealth fencing champions will be on show in an exhibition match between Great Britain and Hungary at King’s this Saturday. The Malthouse Campus, which holds a purpose-built fencing salle with its eight steel pistes, will house the event as some of the top fencers from each country descend on Canterbury. Among the More »

Linacre claim Inter-House Debating crown

Category: Events, News

The school’s Senior Debating Competition came to a close last Thursday as Linacre took the top prize.  Three rounds of debates took place throughout the term, culminating with the final in the Schoolroom which was packed to the rafters as always for this key event in the King’s calendar. Luxmoore, Marlowe and Galpin’s joined Linacre, More »

Joanna Lumley helps open Malthouse Campus

Category: Events, News

Our Malthouse Campus was officially opened on Saturday, with Joanna Lumley describing the facilities as better than those in professional theatres.  The focal point of the site is a 334-seat theatre, boasting an orchestra pit, flexible stage and seating options and state-of-the-art dressing rooms, while separate drama and dance studios complete the school’s new home More »

University lecturers speak at Student Philosophy Conference in Shirley Hall

Category: Events, News

University of Kent lecturers gave talks to King’s sixth-formers at a Philosophy Conference on Tuesday in an initiative to give further insight into studying the subject at undergraduate level. Four guest speakers gave talks in the Shirley Hall and St Mary’s Hall, including Dr Graeme Forbes on the philosophy of time, Dr Michael Wilde on More »

King’s welcomes local schools at Debating Workshop

Category: Events, News

Students from four of our partner schools attended the East Kent Schools Together Debating Workshop, hosted by the King’s Debating Society on Thursday. The workshop, aimed at developing critical thinking, teamwork skills and confidence, sought to help the visiting schools set up their own debating societies.  Pupils from Spires Academy, St Anselm’s, St Edmund’s and More »

St John’s and King’s commit to lasting partnership

Category: Events, News

Head of St John’s Primary, Jo Williamson, and King’s Headmaster, Peter Roberts, celebrated the ongoing partnership between our two schools at a celebration tea on Thursday afternoon. Since 2014, pupils from St John’s have consistently been involved in our many initiatives, such as our Canterbury Primary Science Partnership, our Minilympics sports programme and the Sounding More »

King’s Week 2019 gets underway

Category: Events, News, The Arts

King’s Week, the School’s annual celebration of music, drama, art and recreation, begins today with Music at Lunchtime in the Old Synagogue and Acoustic Corner in the Green Court Pod at 1.30pm. The Art Exhibition opens at Blackfriars, King’s Street, the Old Grange and the Lilford Gallery while Green Court will be a hub of More »

8 medals, 5km, £400 for charity and a lot of paint!

Category: Events, News

Seven pupils joined Miss Astin (Head of Partnerships) at Betteshanger Country Park to take part in the Kent Messenger Charity Team Colour Run. Students and staff from across schools in the East Kent Schools Together partnership raised money for Reach, a charity which helps children with upper limb differences. The charity was chosen by the More »

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