Friday morning, an early start for all, yet one that would be well rewarded with an ensuing week filled with amazing activities, field trips and enjoyment throughout our stay.
On an overcast day 14 adventurers set off on a coast to coast walk of Kent from St Margarets at Cliffe to Whitstable. The walk took in 29.5 miles of the Kent countryside and raised £500 for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. Our favourite Olympian Chris Cook also and joined us and was impressed by the excellent efforts shown by Erin, Lucy, Molly, Martin, Dan, Matt, Lucy, Charlie, Imogen, Ellie and James. Well done to all who took part.
Year nine students Antonio Romei and Emma Laffargue recall their visit to the site of First World War battlefields.
On a warm night in London some of the world's top artists gathered for the annual Wildlife Artist of the Year competition and exhibition at the Mall galleries.
Technology solutions provider European Electronique, in partnership with HP and Microsoft, recently held a prize draw for schools to win a classroom set of 25 HP Stream 11 Pro for Education laptops. Dane Court Grammar School are the lucky winners of this prize, valued at over £5,000.
Driving through the Mont Blanc Mountain, the coach gave a small cheer as we officially crossed from France to Italy, the tunnel opening onto the Aosta valley where we were greeted with 24 degree heat and beautiful sunshine at the bottom of the mountain.
The devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal on Saturday 26 April 2015 has left tens of thousands dead or injured with many more homeless or so frightened that aftershocks will trigger the collapse of more buildings that they sleep in cars and tents in open spaces. Nepal's emergency services are struggling to cope with the size of the disaster and the rest of the world is responding.