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News Archive

OKS artist Edmund de Waal made a CBE

Category: News, The Arts

Edmund de Waal (OKS, Marlowe 1977-81) has been awarded a CBE for services to the arts in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. A man of many talents, Edmund is best known for his work in ceramics but has also had a Sunday Times Bestseller as an author. He opened our state-of-the-art photography and pottery studios More »

View spectacular solar eclipse photos from Memorial Court

Category: News

Pupils gathered in Memorial Court on Thursday morning to view the partial solar eclipse from the Physics department’s solar scope. Thanks to Dr Elias for the excellent photos and the description below. The solar scope is essentially a lens (orange tube) that projects an image on a mirror at the bottom, which is reflected on More »

Tommy raises more money for Mind at Kent Trail Half

Category: News, Sports

Tommy David (Meister Omers, Fifth) has been out fundraising for Mind again, this time completing the Kent Trail Half Marathon in Tunbridge Wells. He recently completed a duathlon with fellow Fifth-former Harrison MacKinnon (Mitchinson’s) to support the charity after a spike in teenagers reaching out for mental health support since the pandemic began. Taking on More »

James & Bear win Championship Pairs title at National Schools Regatta

Category: News

James Crawley (Grange, 6a) and Bear Hastilow (Meister Omers, 6a) won the Championship Pairs race at the National Schools Regatta during half term. It’s the first time a King’s boat has won a Championship event at National Schools since 1996, when future Olympian Frances Houghton (OKS, Walpole 1993-98) was part of two crews to take More »

Mr McFall completes charity wing walk on 1942 Stearman biplane

Category: News

The half term holiday offered an opportunity to unwind away from the rigours of school life, and Mr McFall’s relaxation method of choice was a wing walk on a 1942 Boeing-Stearman biplane. He was part of a group of eight to take on the challenge at Headcorn Aerodrome raising more than £12,000 in total, with More »

Successful Bronze DofE expedition explores the Kent countryside

Category: News, Trips

Our latest batch of Duke of Edinburgh candidates have completed their Bronze Award qualifying expedition organised by CCF Contingent Commander Major Adam Vintner. Below is a report from the expedition: Whatever weather form Major V had in his back pocket it would have been nicer if he had shared it with the Sports coaches earlier More »

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