After 3 months in London spent working at KKCL, I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Before leaving, I had reservations about getting used to the culture and the language and whether I would feel uncomfortable. These concerns resolved themselves very quickly as soon as I arrived in London. An overwhelming city! There are things to do on every corner and at any time of the day or night. Whether you want to buy some bread at midnight or play mini golf in a bar, there is nothing stopping you here in London. Even the people are extremely polite and helpful in the metropolis. The eating habits are a bit strange at the beginning, but after some time everyone discovers – whether avid meat-eaters or dedicated vegans – something for his or her taste.
The sights are omnipresent. At almost every subway station is a highlight. In order to see everything and to follow all the secret tips I was given, it would take years, as there is so much to discover. My key highlights are not the attractions that everyone knows, but the small, beautiful places. My top highlight, though, is Covent Garden. On a beautiful day outside the market, many artists and magicians romp about, inspiring dozens of people with their tricks and performances. Within the market, there are many small and lovely shops that sell everything from tea to toys. My insider tip: the hot chocolate from Whittard – but do not tell anyone else 😉
The main part of my stay, of course, was spent at work. However, I must say that I considered it less as work, but more as fun. Since my everyday work was not structured from A to Z and very creative activities were and are in demand, I was happy to get up every day and go to work. With KKCL TV , we create – together with the students – a news program for real viewers.
Together with our production team, it’s a great way for KKCL students to get a glimpse behind the dynamics of modern TV, reporting and media work experience. The enthusiasm that this awakens among the students is unique. Many are in front of a green screen for the first time and can authentically experience what it feels like to be a TV presenter. A priceless experience for the students – for myself, it was fantastic to stand behind the camera, write the scripts and edit the created footage…
One of the highlights for students and the entire KKCL team is the Summer School. The world-famous Harrow School allows our students to become part of one of the most respected schools in the world and also stay in the Boarding House. Students can also be taught in St. Dominics or Harrow. One thing is shared by everyone: having fun and being creative. The focus is clearly on varied and diverse activities.
In addition to the renowned and adored summer school for our junior learners, the over-16s (adult learners) here have the year-round opportunity of improving their English to an advanced level !