Ashford is in a great location to start a walk, because the town is close to the Wye Gap, a break in the hills. Here the North Downs Way splits into two routes: You can hike along the chalk ridge to Dover, or take a detour through the gap to the cathedral City of Canterbury. The Wye National Nature Reserve is idyllic chalk grassland with peculiar dry valleys or combes, hewn from the chalk by periglacial activity in the Last Ice Age. The parish church is a splendid Grade I listed monument first completed at the end of the 13th century. Outside, the distinguishing feature is the square central tower, which was heightened in the 15th century, along with the roof of the nave, chancel and transepts.
Avid historians should allow an hour or so to see all of the fittings and interesting details inside.
The barrel vaulted roof in the nave will catch your attention, dating to the s and composed of square panels trimmed with bosses. Perhaps the standout feature is the marble and alabaster reclining monument to Thomas Smythe d. There are artefacts and photographs from the forgotten prisoner of war camps in the borough, medical equipment from two local former hospitals as well as lots of railway memorabilia like posters to models.
Going back much further you can view the leg bone of a million-year-old dinosaur and artefacts from the Neolithic Period to the Anglo-Saxons. Many of the mature trees around the park were planted at the start of the 20th century to commemorate noteworthy townspeople. Open on weekends and Wednesdays in the summer holidays from the end of March to the End of October, the Willesborough Windmill is an imposing smock mill built in Inside everything is in working order, and kids can make their own flour on the querns and take it home with them.
An easy drive west to the countryside of the High Weald, the Biddenden Vineyards were planted in the late in response to falling apple prices. There are 23 acres of south-facing slopes growing 11 grape varieties for a selection of award-winning wines. Production is up to 80, bottles a year, while the estate also continues to grow apples for cider.
Two types of visits available: You can show up seven days a week throughout the year to follow a self-guided route around the vineyards and orchard. Our school values were selected through a consultation led by students, teachers, governors and parents.
We believe that every member of the school community will therefore own, and help deliver, the values they put forward. The Business Studies Department provides students with an insight into the world of work. Students will discover how businesses operate and will learn about their key functions. Young people are a part of the business world and at some point each and every one is affected by it - as consumers, producers or employees. In computing and ICT we love being able to impart knowledge, skills and experience to our students.
We consistently demonstrate a passion for the subject and show an enthusiasm for something students may one day be working on in the field. It is great to know that the journey began in our classrooms. ICT and computing are hugely relevant subjects and ones that will have an impact in all forms of future study. Creative Arts at The North School offers a platform for students to become creative thinkers.
It teaches them transferable sub skills that benefit all areas of the curriculum. Our students work in a highly a stimulating environment where their work is valued and celebrated. In art lessons, students are engaged and motivated by practical activities. We place a strong emphasis on developing observational skills, using materials, techniques, analysis and evaluation. We encourage risk taking through experimentation, enabling students to learn about materials, to be resilient and develop their ideas independently. Through the study of artists and other cultures, students are introduced to challenging social and emotional issues which they are able to explore visually and through speaking and writing.
By studying English, students have the opportunity to spend time with some of the best and most inspiring writers. We cover a wide range of literature from Shakespeare to Atwood and so all students are going to find at least one text they will enjoy. English is about creativity- not just to texts students create, but the books they read; how they respond, think and change in relation to them.
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For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose. So many of the world's current issues and challenges boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us to understand them and to solve them. Our health and social care courses are for pupils wishing to move into the health or social sector and related occupations. Welcome to the history department! Please try again. Get instant confirmation with FREE cancellation at most properties on our site! From 6 April , your chosen cancellation policy will apply, regardless of Coronavirus.
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We want to ensure that you have a pleasant stay with us and are happy to assist where possible. We have a good local knowledge on places to visit or where to sample the local cuisine or nightlife. Cornerstone is a quaint and attractive Grade II listed bed and breakfast located on Ashford High Street in the heart of Ashford town centre. Ideally placed for local shops, restaurants, music venues, wine bars and pubs offered in the town and only a short bus ride or walk from the Mcarthur Glen shopping outlet.
Located less than a 10 min walk from Ashford International train station Cornerstone is well placed for those travelling to and from Europe as well as those travelling domestically in the UK and offers easy access to of places of interest such as Canterbury, Tenterden, the Romney Marsh and the outstandingly beautiful Kent coastline and countryside. There is also a electric car charging point located in the car park. All types of traveller, from holidaymaker to business people and contractors, can make the most of the affordable rates for long or short stays.
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